backswing
noun Date: 1892 the movement of a club, racket, bat, or arm backward to a position from which the forward or downward swing is made

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • backswing — [bak′swiŋ΄] n. Golf Racket Sports etc. that part of a player s swing in which the club, racket, etc. is swung backward preparatory to the forward part of the swing …   English World dictionary

  • backswing — UK [ˈbækˌswɪŋ] / US noun [countable] Word forms backswing : singular backswing plural backswings the first part of the movement you make when hitting a ball in golf, starting with the club on the ground and moving it into the air above your head …   English dictionary

  • backswing — /bak swing /, n. 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. [1895 1900; BACK2 + SWING1] * * * …   Universalium

  • backswing — noun 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 …   Wiktionary

  • backswing — back|swing [ bæk,swıŋ ] noun count the first part of the movement you make when hitting a ball in golf, starting with the CLUB on the ground and moving it into the air above your head …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • backswing — noun Golf a backward swing of the arm or the golf club when about to hit a ball …   English new terms dictionary

  • backswing — [ˈbækˌswɪŋ] noun [C] the first part of the movement you make when hitting a ball in golf, starting with the CLUB on the ground and moving it into the air above your head …   Dictionary for writing and speaking English

  • backswing — back•swing [[t]ˈbækˌswɪŋ[/t]] n. spo the movement backward of a racket, bat, etc., preparatory to a forward stroke or swing • Etymology: 1895–1900 …   From formal English to slang

  • Backswing —  s. „Rückschwung“ …   Golf lexikon

  • backswing — ˈ ̷ ̷ˌ ̷ ̷ noun Etymology: back (III) + swing : the movement of a club, racket, or bat backward to the position from which the downward or forward stroke is made …   Useful english dictionary

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