backhander

noun
back·​hand·​er | \ ˈbak-ˈhan-dər How to pronounce backhander (audio) \

Definition of backhander

1 British : bribe
2 : a backhand shot

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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
Recent Examples on the Web Suzuki, who was tremendous in all three zones, tied the score at 1 with a long backhander that Ryan McDonagh deflected. BostonGlobe.com, 1 July 2021 The Islanders got on the scoreboard less than two minutes later as Barzal brought the puck up the middle of the ice and passed it off to Eberle, who skated in a put backhander past Vasilevskiy with 5:38 remaining. Vin A. Cherwoo, ajc, 24 June 2021 Point got the Lightning on the scoreboard with a backhander from the left side off a rebound of a shot by Cirelli, taking Kucherov’s spot on the top line, for his league-best 14th of the playoffs. Vin A. Cherwoo, ajc, 24 June 2021 Point got the Lightning on the scoreboard with a backhander from the left side off a rebound of a shot by Cirelli, taking Kucherov's spot on the top line, for his league-best 14th of the playoffs. Vin A. Cherwoo, Star Tribune, 23 June 2021 With the Bruins on the power play, Marchand got the puck in front of the net and put a backhander past Varlamov from the right side at 5:38 of the third to cut Boston's deficit to 4-2. Vin A. Cherwoo, Star Tribune, 10 June 2021 But Rask tracked Beauvillier, who cut left-right and tried to slide a backhander inside the right post. BostonGlobe.com, 6 June 2021 Florida's Sergei Bobrovsky made 25 saves, including one with his left skate late in the third period to stop Mathias Brome's backhander. Larry Lage, Star Tribune, 30 Jan. 2021 Pat Maroon put a backhander in the net 6:16 into Wednesday’s action off a feed from behind the net from Tampa’s Tyler Johnson, who raced back there to get to the puck first. David Furones, sun-sentinel.com, 26 May 2021

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First Known Use of backhander

1803, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of backhander was in 1803

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31 Jul 2021

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“Backhander.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/backhander. Accessed 5 Aug. 2021.

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backhander

noun

English Language Learners Definition of backhander

sports : a backhanded shot

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