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back·hand

 (băk′hănd′)
adj.
Made with the back of the dominant hand facing forward: hit a backhand shot over the net.
n.
1. Sports
a. A backhand stroke or shot, as in tennis or hockey.
b. A position for controlling a ball or puck, in which the back of the dominant hand faces forward: moved the puck to his backhand before shooting.
c. A catch made in baseball by reaching across the body with the palm turned toward the ball.
2. Handwriting characterized by letters that slant to the left.
adv.
With a backhanded stroke or motion.
tr.v. back·hand·ed, back·hand·ing, back·hands Sports
To perform, catch, or hit with a backhand: She backhanded the ball crosscourt.

back′hand′er n.

backhander

(ˈbækˌhændə)
n
1. a backhanded stroke or blow
2. informal an indirect attack
3. slang a bribe
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.backhander - a backhanded blow
blow - a powerful stroke with the fist or a weapon; "a blow on the head"
Translations

backhander

[ˈbækˈhændəʳ] N (Brit)
1. (= blow) → revés m
2. (= bribe) → soborno m, mordida f (CAm, Mex), coima f (Andes, S. Cone)

backhander

[ˈbækhændər] n (British) (= bribe) → pot-de-vin m

backhander

[ˈbækˌhændəʳ] n (Brit) (bribe) → bustarella
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