noun back·heel \ˈbak-ˌhēl\

Definition of backheel

  1. 1 :  a method of tripping a wrestling opponent by getting a foot behind the opponent's heel and pushing the body backward; also :  a throw made in this way

  2. 2 soccer :  a kick of the ball backward with the heel She never makes the simple pass when she can get away with a backheel. — Mia Hamm, quoted in ESPN, 28 June 1999

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Origin and Etymology of backheel

3back + heel

First Known Use: 1881

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to criticize severely

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