Meaning of cross-check

cross-check

Pronunciation: (v.krôs'chek', kros'-n.krôs'chek&sec, -chek', kros'-), [key]
— v.t.
  1. to determine the accuracy of (something) by checking it with various sources.
  2. to execute a cross-check on (an opponent).
—n.
  1. the act of cross-checking.
  2. a means of cross-checking: I examined contemporary newspaper reports as a cross-check on his account.
  3. 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. Cf. check (def. 42).
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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