noun \ˈbak-ˌswiŋ\

: a movement of the arm backwards before swinging something (such as a club, bat, or racket)

Full Definition of BACKSWING

:  the movement of a club, racket, bat, or arm backward to a position from which the forward or downward swing is made

Examples of BACKSWING

  1. a golfer with a short backswing

First Known Use of BACKSWING



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