backhander

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backhander

A blow administered by the back of one's hand. You talk about my girl like that again, and you'll get a backhander to the face, understand?

backhander

n. a backhand slap in the face. Yes, officer, a perfectly strange woman came up and clobbered me with a backhander that loosened a tooth.
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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.
I wasn't aware that they had brought in a new rule saying you can't give a horse a backhander down at the start.
The main reason you give a backhander is to go forward.
Rafalski shot bounced off the boards, Franzen got to the loose puck and flipped a backhander over and off Fleury and into the net.
Kinane, 13-time Irish champion, said: "When I pulled him out and gave him a backhander I knew he would win.
"My lad is always after a backhander to buy some new piece of designer gear," a mother told the BBC.
"I tried to throw it against the grain, and a backhander is a shot that goalies can have trouble with."