backhander backhander

Definition(s):

  • (n) a backhanded blow

Usage(s):

  1. That's when the veteran Wickenheiser took over by taking a pass at the blue line and splitting the defense for a breakaway backhander to tie the score.
  2. In onetime British colonies, the words vary widely: a bribe in Nigeria is called dash, in India a backhander.

News

  • At Wimbledon, Andy Murray makes Britain's dream come true

    The nation exults in Andy Murray's victory. He is the first Briton to win the Wimbledon men's singles title since Fred Perry in 1936. WIMBLEDON, England — There were shouted proposals of marriage from the crowd. A nervous nation glued to the television, long years of frustration suggesting that a fateful string of mistakes was right around the corner. But this time, when the last backhander hit ...
    on July 8, 2013     Source: Los Angeles Times

Quotes

  1. "It was chaotic the last 40 seconds," Osgood said. "We had it out of the zone with 10 seconds left, and they made a great play. They have a really good team. Crosby was flying. I knew it was a good backhander. I tried to get as far out as I...
    on Jun 4, 2008 By: Chris Osgood Source: ESPN

  2. "I didn't have to beat a goalie either time," Cooke said. "It was just a backhander into the empty net. We did a good job of sticking with it, putting pucks (on net) and creating havoc."
    on Apr 24, 2010 By: Matt Cooke Source: USA Today

  3. "I had passed up a few shots earlier. They said shoot it, so I just threw a backhander in there and it was nice to see it go in," Conroy said. "It's so close. We knew going into the third that Colorado had lost and if we win this we go into...
    on Jan 22, 2008 By: Craig Conroy Source: ESPN

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