backswing

noun back·swing \ ˈbak-ˌswiŋ \
Updated on: 4 Dec 2017

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

  1. a golfer with a short backswing

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First Known Use of backswing

1892


BACKSWING Defined for English Language Learners

backswing

noun

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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