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cross-check

[ verb kraws-chek, kros-; noun kraws-chek, -chek, kros- ]
/ verb ˈkrɔsˈtʃɛk, ˈkrɒs-; noun ˈkrɔsˌtʃɛk, -ˈtʃɛk, ˈkrɒs- /
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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).

noun

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. 40).

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Origin of cross-check

First recorded in 1935–40
cross-checker, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for cross-check

crosscheck
/ (ˌkrɒsˈtʃɛk) /

verb

to verify (a fact, report, etc) by considering conflicting opinions or consulting other sources
(in ice hockey) to check illegally, as by chopping at an opponent's arms or stick

noun

the act or an instance of crosschecking
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