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backhand

1. Sport
a. a stroke made across the body with the back of the hand facing the direction of the stroke
b. (as modifier): a backhand return
2. the side on which backhand strokes are made
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The Backhander is also the subject of Patent Pending status within the United States Patent and Trademark Office.
It was still 1-0 after 40 minutes, then Lerg tied it 17 seconds into the third period on a backhander.
Rafalski shot bounced off the boards, Franzen got to the loose puck and flipped a backhander over and off Fleury and into the net.
His backhander slid underneath Grosenick and it was another unhappy ending for the Sharks.
Football is awash with stories and rumours of bungs and backhanders and, off the record at least, countless players and former players are prepared to recount their own dealings with unscrupulous agents.
The Luton Town manager also revealed he has been offered backhanders and accused the authorities of turning a blind eye to the problem.
Brian Clough, Nottingham Forest's legendary manager, was accused of taking a pounds 50,000 backhander as part of the Teddy Sheringham transfer between the two clubs.
Worcester found some energy late in the second period and nearly tied it on Lucia's backhander from the slot.
Minnesota's Mikko Koivu beats Mighty Ducks goalie Jean-Sebastien Giguere with a backhander in the shootout.
I have got to give him a large backhander for giving me a putting lesson.
Truckers can only avoid the delays if they slip border officers a backhander.
Couture potted the winner at 7:22 of the first period when he rifled a backhander past Thomas for his team-leading 23rd goal of the season.