Meaning of sweep check

sweep' check"

Pronunciation: [key]
— Ice Hockey. Ice Hockey.
  1. 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. Cf. (def. 42).
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