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bod·y·check

or body check  (bŏd′ē-chĕk′)
n.
A check, as in ice hockey, in which a player impedes another with the body.

bod′y·check′ v.
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bod′y check`


n.
Ice Hockey.
an obstructing or impeding with the body of the movement or progress of an opponent.
[1890–95]
bod′y-check`, v.t., v.i.
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