Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A blow with the back of the hand: as, to strike one a backhander.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun A backhanded blow.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun A glass of wine given out of turn, the bottle having been handed backwards.
  • noun A blow with the back of the hand.
  • noun informal A bribe.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun a backhanded blow

Etymologies

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back + hand + -er

Examples

  • Zednik scored at 12: 59 of the second, firing a backhander from the right side of the crease that went over Budaj and just under the crossbar.

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  • He was unable to get his blocker on White's hard backhander from the slot as Toronto took a 1-0 lead.

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  • Peltonen made it 3-1 at 7: 48 of the second with a backhander from the side of the net that trickled through Gerber's legs.

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  • Hartnell's tally came on the power play when he beat Manny Fernandez with a backhander from the edge of the crease.

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  • Kamil Kreps scored on a backhander from the slot to put the Panthers on top 4-2.

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  • The Penguins tied it 10 seconds later when Matt Cooke put a rebound of Jordan Staal's backhander from the slot past Backstrom for his second goal.

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  • Pahlsson opened the scoring 5: 22 in with a backhander from the right circle that slid past Rinne's right shoulder.

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  • Niedermayer put the Ducks ahead 2-1 in the second period, whisking in a backhander from the high slot after Travis Moen and Scott Niedermayer fought to keep the puck alive along the right boards in the Oilers 'zone.

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  • Barely one minute after Price entered the game, Montreal was on the power play when Max Pacioretty's third goal, a backhander from the bottom of the slot, made it 3-1.

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  • Then Kopitar tied it on a soft backhander from the half wall, the puck somehow eluding Mason inside the near post.

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