See under center plate.
one of a pair of plates that fit together and support the body of a car on a truck, while allowing the truck to rotate with respect to the body. One plate (body center plate) is attached to the underside of the car body and the other (truck center plate) is part of the car truck.
(of a crystal structure) having lattice points at the centers of the unit cells.
an obstructing or impeding with the body of the movement or progress of an opponent. Compare check1 (def 37).
Ice Hockey. to give (an opponent) a body check. noun (sport) obstruction of another player (wrestling) the act of blocking a charging opponent with the body verb (transitive) to deliver a bodycheck to (an opponent)
an innate mechanism of the body that regulates its rhythmic and periodic cycles, as that of sleeping and waking. Contemporary Examples The White House Mystery Drug Barbara Kantrowitz March 3, 2010 Short on Zzz’s? 15 Research-Backed Sleep Hacks DailyBurn May 8, 2014 noun an inherent periodicity in the physiological processes of living organisms that is […]