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.
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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.
An excellent angular backhander from circle's left side reached an unmarked Kim Hyeoinjgin in a good spot who made it 1-3, but the goal remained consolation as Pakistan comfortably completed the victory.
Nashville's Arvidsson scored the winner 2:03 into overtime as he jumped the puck between three Sharks and skated up the left side before throwing a backhander past goaltender Martin Jones.
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WORCESTER -- The backhander is hockey's version of a rotary dial phone.
I wasn't aware that they had brought in a new rule saying you can't give a horse a backhander down at the start.
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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.
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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.