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Meaning of back-check

back-check

Pronunciation: (bak'chek"), [key]
— v.i. Ice Hockey.
  1. to skate back toward one's defensive zone obstructing or impeding the movement or progress of one or more opponents on attack. Cf. check (def. 15),
—v.t.
  1. to check over or through; review: Back-check the files to see if the patient's records are there.
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