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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. Schilling took a shot at 9:20 that Taylor Doherty blocked, but the puck came right back to Schilling, and he made it 2-1.
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.
His assertion that "lots of people involved with agents and doing the deals are taking backhanders" has caused a storm of controversy, the like of which has not been seen since George Graham lost his job as Arsenal boss following a bung scandal in the early 1990s.
The Luton Town manager also revealed he has been offered backhanders and accused the authorities of turning a blind eye to the problem.
"I hope I never see the inside of this rink again," said Tony Lucia, whose backhander off the post at 17:30 of the second period might have changed the final outcome had it gone in, and not out.
Then an almost apoplectic Mr Andrews claimed that it was 'a bung for the better-off, a bribe for the better-off and a backhander for the better-off' because students from richer families would also benefit from having to pay top-up fees.
They prefer an occasional thump, punch or backhander to moody silences .
The Moa Brewing Co., which recently signed a sponsorship deal with the New Zealand Olympic Committee, has launched a new campaign dubbed "The Moa Pakistani Backhander", which details an offer to consumers for one free case of beer for every 10 purchased, and likens the deal to numerous incidents involving match-fixing scandals featuring the Pakistan cricket team, Auckland Now reports.
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.
Inside the final furlong, he switched and weaved a way through the leaders to nick the prize in the dying strides, without once giving the filly a backhander. Another excellent ride.