to skate back toward one’s defensive zone obstructing or impeding the movement or progress of one or more opponents on attack.
Compare check1 (def 15), fore-check.
to check over or through; review:
Back-check the files to see if the patient’s records are there.
- Back clearance
runout (def 1b).
- Back clipping
a word formed by omitting the last part of the form from which it is derived.
backdrop (def 1). Historical Examples But the first act, with the Kentish lanes and woods for a back-cloth, must have been charming. They and I Jerome K. Jerome Here, a back-cloth with trees and something to do as a fountain basin. Three Plays Luigi Pirandello I want the back-cloth to be a city, not to […]
- Back country
a sparsely populated rural region remote from a settled area. Australian. a remote, undeveloped part of a large farm or cattle station. Historical Examples Let us first examine the northern part of the movement into the back country. The Frontier in American History Frederick Jackson Turner Some Loyalists were deported to the wilderness in the […]