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backswing

[bak-swing]
noun Sports.
  1. 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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Historical Examples of backswing

  • On the backswing, it thwacked resoundingly against the thug's ribcage.

    Nor Iron Bars a Cage....

    Gordon Randall Garrett