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Longitudinal cracks that extend across a log’s annual rings.
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source: FAA Aviation Maintenance Technician Airframe Handbook (FAA-H-8083-31)

as a noun:
  • An inspection or examination.
  • A control; a limit or stop.  
  • (chess) A situation in which the king is directly threatened by an opposing piece.
  • (US) A mark (especially a checkmark: ✓) used as an indicator, equivalent to a tick (UK). Place a check by the things you have done.
  • (US) An order to a bank to pay money to a named person or entity; a cheque (UK, Canada).
  • (US) A bill, particularly in a restaurant.
  • A lengthwise separation through the growth rings in wood.
  • A mark, certificate, or token, by which, errors may be prevented, or a thing or person may be identified.
as a verb:
  • To inspect; to examine.
  • To mark with a checkmark.
  • To control, limit, or halt.  
  • To verify or compare with a source of information.
  • To leave in safekeeping.
  • To leave with a shipping agent for shipping.
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source: Wikitionary / Wikipedia and Related Sources (Edited)


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