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Meaning of body check

bod'y check"

Pronunciation: [key]
— Ice Hockey. Ice Hockey.
  1. an obstructing or impeding with the body of the movement or progress of an opponent. Cf. check (def. 42).

bod•y•check

Pronunciation: (bod'ē-chek"), [key]
— v.t., v.i.
  1. to give (an opponent) a body check.
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