- a drink served out of turn to a guest as a bottle or decanter is passed around the table during dessert.
- a bribe.
Examples from the Web for backhander
A few blows of scorn might suffice—a backhander across the snout, a few swishes with a stick, a kick behind when he turned.The Devil's Garden|W. B. Maxwell
But no vibration of any such impatience was in Merivales voice, and in his words there was no backhander to answer it.The Angel of Pain|E. F. Benson
He administered a backhander to Elgood as he spoke, and the next minute Charlie, roused beyond all bearing, had knocked him down.St. Winifred's|Frederic W. Farrar