The initial part of a stroke, in which one moves a racket or club, for instance, to the position from which forward motion begins.
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the movement of a club, bat, or racket backwards, away from the intended point of contact, in preparation for making a stroke
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the movement backward of a racket, bat, etc., preparatory to a forward stroke or swing.
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