from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A device for arresting too rapid motion in any form of hoisting apparatus.
  • n. In a harness, a hook on the saddle for holding the end of the check-rein.


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  • It took ten rounds for Floyd to land that famous check-hook ended the night for Hatton back in 2007.

    East Side Boxing

  • Floyd Mayweather Jr. dropped him with a check-hook in the 10th round of their mega-fight last December.

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