WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2019
- Sportto obstruct or impede the movement or progress of an attacking opponent in the opponent's own defensive zone. Cf. back-check, check1 (def. 15).
- to skate back toward one's defensive zone obstructing or impeding the movement or progress of one or more opponents on attack. Cf. check1 (def. 15), fore-check.
- to check over or through;
review:Back-check the files to see if the patient's records are there.