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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
References in classic literature ?
He ended a string of abuse by a vicious backhander, which I failed to entirely avoid.
TWO council officials who took backhanders were yesterday jailed with the two businessmen who bribed them.
The granting of the 2022 World Cup to Qatar has been shown, without any doubt, to have been facilitated by massive backhanders.
Both Worcester goals were scored by captain Bryan Lerg, and both on backhanders from about 12 feet.
THE former chief executive of JJB Sports has been convicted of accepting more than PS1m in backhanders from suppliers.
THE People's Game will have sold its soul if Qatar bought the 2022 World Cup with bribes and backhanders.
The decisions to award the contracts are made behind closed doors by between six and twelve people, creating the conditions in which it is all too easy to shuffle the pack it is not as if backhanders in your favour.
London, Feb 02 ( ANI ): Women buying condoms in Dubai could face jail, as pharmacists in the Arab state are reportedly receiving backhanders every time they tell police of an unmarried woman buying the contraceptives.
There was the businessman offering backhanders to politicians and political parties to help broker the land deal, the civil servants who ensured that administrative obstacles were overcome, the police who fabricated information to facilitate the transaction and, of course, the party placemen and union reps at the SGO taking the decision for the investment.
The judge said that Atkinson had used his position of trust at the North Tees Power Station to line his own pocket with a series of backhanders on a lavish scale.
But in publicising his judgement after an inquiry, Peter Griffiths QC insisted there was no evidence of any "bungs or backhanders passed on to agents", but he did say that the club had been run with "a flagrant disregard for the Regulations laid down to protect the game.
Nicolas Leoz, the president of South American football and a member of FIFA's executive committee, has been named in court documents in Zug, Switzerland, as having being paid pounds 65,000 in backhanders by officials from FIFA's former marketing agency ISL.