WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2019
cross-check  (v. krôschek, kros-;n. krôschek′, -chek, kros-),USA pronunciation v.t. 
  1. to determine the accuracy of (something) by checking it with various sources.
  2. Sport[Ice Hockey.]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. Sport[Ice Hockey.]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).
cross-check′er, n. 
  • 1935–40

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