from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. a list or catalogue by which things may be verified, or on which they may be checked.
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Jordan slapped his check list against his cover-alled leg.
He needed no check list to spell out the desirability of destroying enemy tanks at long range; maintaining the obstacle intact as long as possible; compelling the enemy infantry to dismount from their vehicles as soon as possible; and reserving his own fire to short range from defiladed positions.
Steve Jordan walked lithely around the corner of a lashed bundle of stores, check list in hand, face alight and competent and enjoying handling this transmission-for, watching him, Ward saw at once that Steve was giving orders and hurrying progress.