Definition of Backswing

1. Noun. (sports) 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. ¹



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Definition of Backswing

1. [n -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Backswing

backstraps
backstreet
backstreets
backstress
backstresses
backstretches
backstroke
backstroked
backstroker
backstrokers
backstrokes
backstroking
backswept
backswimmer
backswing (current term)
backswings
backswords
backtag
backtagged
backtagging
backtags
backtalk
backtalked
backtalker
backtalkers
backtalking
backtalks
backtest

Literary usage of Backswing

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1. Gymnastics: A Text-book of the German-American System of Gymnastics by William Albin Stecher (1896)
"5 Swing as in Exercise 1, travel forward, the hands grasping forward alternately in each backswing to the end of the bars ..."

2. Water Hazard by John Gunn (1995)
"Someone hooted opposite the police station in Avalon Parade as I reached the top of the backswing. My speed had dropped to a crawl. ..."

3. The Roentgen diagnosis of diseases of the alimentary canal by Russell Daniel Carman (1920)
"... but a backswing from powerful, broad, forward-going contractures. In this I am of one view with v. Bergmann and Lenz. However, on one occasion with the ..."

4. The Foregleams of Christianity: An Essay on the Religious History of Antiquity by Charles Newton Scott (1893)
"... out as soon as the emotion of reverence has subsided,—the backswing of the pendulum.1 ' fered any diminution or decay during the development of religion ..."

5. Baseball Goes to War by William B. Mead (1998)
"The only thing we ever did with Laabs was cut his backswing down. He started getting around on those balls and he could whomp 'em. ..."

6. Maggie's Sauna by Paul E. Furdon (2000)
"After a slow and deliberate backswing, Lefty then rocketed a straight and low drive that began to rise at approximately 150 yards and took off like a jet ..."

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