sweep check

sweep check

noun Ice Hockey.
a maneuver for depriving an opponent of the puck by seizing it in the crook of one's stick and pulling it away with a movement in a long arc, the stick being held level or nearly level with the ice. Compare check1 ( def 37 ).

Origin:
1960–65

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