backfist

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noun back·fist \ ˈbak-ˌfist \

Definition of backfist

plural backfists
:a punch thrown by a fighter with the back of the fist usually at the end of a quick spinning movement
  • The instructor threw a backfist at three-quarter speed, but this time the student wasn't fast enough.
  • —Dr. Thomas J. NardiMA TrainingJuly 1995
  • The 39-year-old Le set the tone early …, landing a spinning backfist early in the first round that put Silva down.
  • Associated Press20 Nov. 2011

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