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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.
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backhander

(ˈbækˌhændə)
n
1. a backhanded stroke or blow
2. informal an indirect attack
3. slang a bribe
Collins English Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged, 12th Edition 2014 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1994, 1998, 2000, 2003, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2011, 2014
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.backhander - a backhanded blow
blow - a powerful stroke with the fist or a weapon; "a blow on the head"
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Translations

backhander

[ˈbækˈhændəʳ] N (Brit)
1. (= blow) → revés m
2. (= bribe) → soborno m, mordida f (CAm, Mex), coima f (Andes, S. Cone)
Collins Spanish Dictionary - Complete and Unabridged 8th Edition 2005 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1971, 1988 © HarperCollins Publishers 1992, 1993, 1996, 1997, 2000, 2003, 2005

backhander

[ˈbækhændər] n (British) (= bribe) → pot-de-vin m
Collins English/French Electronic Resource. © HarperCollins Publishers 2005

backhander

[ˈbækˌhændəʳ] n (Brit) (bribe) → bustarella
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995
References in classic literature ?
He ended a string of abuse by a vicious backhander, which I failed to entirely avoid.
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It tells the story of a provincial Party leader, Ma Diode, a man of backhanders and endless mistresses, who is director of the China Dream Bureau.
His sporting achievement was gained without sponsorship, backhanders, drugs or financial gain.
A state ear, nose, and throat doctor was jailed for two years on Friday after he was found guilty of receiving backhanders to refer patients to a specific audiology company.
Where there are huge amounts of cash, there'll always be backhanders and dodgy deals.
Both Worcester goals were scored by captain Bryan Lerg, and both on backhanders from about 12 feet.
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.
As we now live in a world of political 'backhanders', how do any of us know who is benefiting from the fortune that is being wasted on so-called renewable energy, to cure something that only they believe exists?
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."
You would think Big Eck was taking backhanders from the Wigged One, not having coffee.