Examples of backhander in a Sentence
She hit a backhander into the net.
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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Anderson then allowed his fourth goal of the day, a backhander from Scott Wilson with 1:43 left in the opening frame.
Bernier stopped all but Colin Wilson’s backhander for a power-play goal at 19:19 of the second period and Pontus Aberg’s diving putback of Filip Forsberg’s shot off the rush at 11:01 of the third, which proved to be the winner.
Boxscore: Nashville 4, Colorado 2 Colorado’s goals came off slow-rolling backhanders from John Mitchell and Wiercioch.
Murray made maybe his best stop on a backhander by Derick Brassard, kicking the shot away with his right pad.
Ryan ended the game with a backhander at 4:59 in overtime, the fifth OT-winner of his career and the sixth extra-time win of the 2017 postseason for the Senators.
In the shootout, Wideman led off, beating Hildebrand with a backhander to the glove side.
Kucherov made it 2-0 with a backhander at 6:27 of the third.
Stafford made it 3-1 with a power-play goal a minute into the third, taking a pass from Will Butcher in the right circle and skating in on Pavelec and putting a backhander in for his first of the season.
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First Known Use of backhander
Synonymsbribe [British], boodle, cumshaw, fix, sop
Related Wordsbaksheesh, kickback, payoff; slush fund; incentive, incitement, instigation, motivation, provocation, spur, stimulation, stimulus; boost, encouragement, goad, inducement; allurement, bait, enticement, lure, seduction, temptation, turn-on; flattery, persuasion; decoy, snare, trap
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