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backswing

[ bak-swing ]
/ ˈbækˌswɪŋ /
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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.

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Origin of backswing

First recorded in 1895–1900; back1 + swing1
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