[ verb kraws-chek, kros-; noun kraws-chek, -chek, kros- ]
/ verb ˈkrɔsˈtʃɛk, ˈkrɒs-; noun ˈkrɔsˌtʃɛk, -ˈtʃɛk, ˈkrɒs- /
verb (used with object)
to determine the accuracy of (something) by checking it with various sources.
Ice Hockey. to execute a cross-check on (an opponent).
the act of cross-checking.
a means of cross-checking: I examined contemporary newspaper reports as a cross-check on his account.
Ice Hockey. an obstructing or impeding of the movement or progress of an opponent by placing the stick, with both hands, across the opponent's body or face.Compare check1(def 37).
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- cross-country skiing,
Origin of cross-check
First recorded in 1935–40
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Examples from the Web for cross-check
“We had to cross-check because relatives called,” Brunet says.‘It Was Like Hiroshima’: A Tour Through the Quebec Town Destroyed by a Runaway Train|Christine Pelisek|July 15, 2013|DAILY BEAST
I wanted to make sure he would look professional on camera so I said, ‘Can I see your cross-check?’