Definition of poke-check in English:

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poke-check

Pronunciation: /ˈpōkˌCHek/

verb

[with object] Ice Hockey
Poke the puck off the stick of and out of the possession of (an opposing player).
Example sentences
  • He has one of the best gloves in the game and is a master at using his stick for puckhandling and poke-checking, as well as using his pads to direct rebounds past the on-coming offensive players to the safety of his teammates.
  • Body-checking, poke-checking, defending the puck when skating, and even blocking are control commands available in addition to shooting and passing.
  • ‘I take some tape and make a big knob at the end of the stick, like goalies have a big knob so when they poke-check or whatever they're not going to lose their stick,’ he says.

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Syllabification: poke-check

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