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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. The initial part of a stroke, in which one moves a racket or club, for instance, to the position from which forward motion begins.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. The preparatory stroke preceding that which produces contact with the target. Normally associated with sports using an implement such as a bat, club, racket or stick.

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back +‎ swing (Wiktionary)

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