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backswing

[bak-swing] /ˈbækˌswɪŋ/
noun, Sports.
1.
the movement of a bat, racket, or the like, toward the back of a player in preparation for the forward movement with which the ball is struck.
Origin of backswing
1895-1900
1895-1900; back2 + swing1
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  • On the backswing, it thwacked resoundingly against the thug's ribcage.

    Nor Iron Bars a Cage.... Gordon Randall Garrett

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