[ 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

First recorded in 1895–1900; back1 + swing1 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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