[ spot-chek ]
/ ˈspɒtˌtʃɛk /

verb (used with object)

to examine or investigate by means of a spot check.

verb (used without object)

to conduct a spot check.

Origin of spot-check

First recorded in 1940–45

Related forms

spot-check·er, noun

Definition for spot-check (2 of 2)

spot check


a random sampling or quick sample investigation: A spot check showed that at least ten percent of the items were defective.

Origin of spot check

First recorded in 1940–45 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

British Dictionary definitions for spot-check

spot check


a quick random examination
a check made without prior warning

verb spot-check

(tr) to perform a spot check on
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