backhander

noun back·hand·er \ -dər \
|Updated on: 13 Jun 2018

Definition of backhander

1 British : bribe
2 : a backhand shot

Examples of backhander in a Sentence

  1. She hit a backhander into the net.

  2. the customs official let us know that he might be prepared to look the other way if an appropriate backhander was slipped into his palm

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First Known Use of backhander

1803

in the meaning defined at sense 1

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Definition of backhander for English Language Learners

  • sports : a backhanded shot


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