- 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.
body check definition by Webster's New World
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Hockey the fair block of an opponent who has the puck by bumping with the body, shoulder to hip, from the front or side
body check definition by American Heritage Dictionary
A check, as in ice hockey, in which a player impedes another with the body.
- bodˈy-checkˌ verb