Definition of checkside in English:

checkside

noun

  • 1Australian Rules Football
    A curving shot at goal from a narrow angle.

    ‘his checkside from a near-impossible angle hit the post’
    • ‘The veteran forward was found wanting in the wrong pocket, trying a checkside with his right that drifted out on the full.’
    • ‘Their star midfielder was left cursing his luck when his checkside from the tightest of angles hit the post.’
    • ‘He ran around and bent through a goal with a checkside, if you don't mind.’
    • ‘Mogg follows up with a perfect checkside.’
    • ‘Is a checkside done on the opposite side of the boot from a banana?’
    • ‘A checkside is off the outside of the boot, usually used by a right-footer deep in the right pocket to bend one back through the sticks.’
    • ‘He kicks a reverse checkside between the sticks.’
    • ‘The checkside is a kick that is kicked with great spin, causing a curved trajectory through the air such that it gradually shifts from its initial flight path or direction in flight to another.’
    • ‘It's an interesting article explaining the origins of the checkside with a dose of SA football history.’
    • ‘From the right forward pocket, he would use a checkside.’
    1. 1.1A goal scored by a curving shot from a narrow angle.
      ‘he scored an impressive running checkside in the second minute’
      • ‘He slotted his third before King's checkside from deep in the pocket made it a 20-point margin midway through the term.’
      • ‘He was best on ground in a narrow win with six goals, including this miracle checkside from the boundary.’
      • ‘The first goal—a precocious checkside on the run—proved the sole major of the term.’
      • ‘The goal was a massive checkside from 50 metres out.’
      • ‘A checkside from the boundary is all in a day's work.’
      • ‘He gathered nine touches for the quarter and kicked two goals, including a freakish checkside from the boundary on the run.’

Origin

1960s perhaps from the term check side used in billiards, etc. to refer to side spin imparted to the cue ball.

Pronunciation

checkside

/ˈtʃɛksʌɪd/