verb, transitive + intransitive \ˈbak-ˌhēl\

Definition of back–heel






  1. 1 transitive :  to trip (someone) by getting a foot behind the heel and pushing the body backward He tried to push me off then but I stepped in fast and back-heeled him and he went down hard … — Louis L'Amour, Lando, 1962

  2. 2 transitive/intransitive :  to strike (something) with the heel using a backward kick He turned and back-heeled the door closed. — Robin Pilcher, An Ocean Apart, 1999; especially, soccer :  to kick (a ball) backward with the heel back-heeled the ball to his Brazilian countryman … — John Haydon, Washington Times, 19 Mar. 2008 He took a touch before back-heeling for his Argentine strike partner … — Paul Fraser, Northern Echo, 29 Oct. 2007

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capable of being understood in two ways

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