- The definition of a body check is a hockey term for when one player uses the top half of their body to fairly block an opposing player who has the puck.
An example of body check is when a San Jose Sharks player has the puck and a player from the Los Angeles Kings runs his shoulder into him.
(plural body checks)
(third-person singular simple present body checks, present participle body checking, simple past and past participle body checked)
- To perform a body check on someone.
(third-person singular simple present body-checks, present participle body-checking, simple past and past participle body-checked)
- To perform a body check; to shove.