backhander


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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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He ended a string of abuse by a vicious backhander, which I failed to entirely avoid.
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Malkin baited Stuart into trying to clear a puck off the boards and took advantage of the turnover with a slap shot that Osgood could not control, leading to Ruslan Fedotenko's backhander off the rebound.
The Bruins (20-1 overall, 9-0 Mountain Pacific Sports Federation) took a 3-0 lead in the first quarter before the Trojans (14-4, 7-2) rallied to to take a 6-5 lead on Brittany Hayes' backhander in the third.
Then, at 14:55, Rylan Schwartz had the puck about 15 feet away from the net and, with a lot of room to Berube's glove side, slid a backhander wide.
The surveyor then calls in a dodgy engineer - and gets a hefty backhander.
I am almost certain the result would have been different had Quinn given Danzoe a backhander 50 yards sooner, but, like I said, punters buy into these scenarios when backing two-yearolds and if Quinn gave a horse the same ride in a handicap, you can be sure there would have been a few unhappy faces in betting shops.
When he did that I, as an instant reaction, pushed back, then straight away he gave me a backhander across my left cheek.