Definition of checkside in English:



  • 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.’


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