Definition of backswing
: the movement of a club, racket, bat, or arm backward to a position from which the forward or downward swing is made
Examples of backswing in a Sentence
a golfer with a short backswing
Recent Examples of backswing from the Web
In Saturday's BMW Philadelphia Amateur championship match, there were times when members of the gallery would follow his opponent's shot, then look back and see Orlando already into his backswing.
And if protesters make noise during players’ backswings?
His signature position comes at the top of the backswing.
The Rockies on Wednesday called up the 36-year-old catcher to replace 25-year-old Tony Wolters, who was placed in Major League Baseball’s concussion protocol after taking a backswing to the temple Tuesday night against the Padres.
While receiving his first pitch of the spring, he got clipped in the back of the helmet by Gorkys Hernandez’s backswing.
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Definition of backswing for English Language Learners
: a movement of the arm backwards before swinging something (such as a club, bat, or racket)
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