World English Dictionary
cheque or (US) check (tʃɛk)
1.  a bill of exchange drawn on a bank by the holder of a current account; payable into a bank account, if crossed, or on demand, if uncrossed
2.  (Austral), (NZ) the total sum of money received for contract work or a crop
3.  (Austral), (NZ) wages
[C18: from check, in the sense: a means of verification]
check or (US) check
[C18: from check, in the sense: a means of verification]

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Example sentences
Or there is payday lending, where the borrower gives the creditor permission to
  take money straight from his next pay cheque.
The effect is the same, only the comment on the cheque is different.
The top level will offer credit cards, cheque books and other services.
They may even write the odd cheque to support their wives' bearded friends.
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