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[bak-swing] /ˈbækˌswɪŋ/
noun, Sports.
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; back2 + swing1 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • Hogan steadied himself over the ball, slowly began his backswing, unleashed his power and sent the ball flying.
  • My vote is also for a golfer at the height of the backswing.
  • While a golfer can self-correct during the backswing, it's almost impossible to do so after the downswing has begun.
  • The torso and hitting arm are positioned to enter the backswing.
  • Many golfers try to tuck the right elbow too close to the body during the backswing.

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