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Synonyms for backhanded

Synonyms for backhanded

(of racket strokes) made across the body with back of hand facing direction of stroke


roundabout or ambiguous

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Mulcahy stepped past the last d-man and backhanded the puck back behind the keeper as he tracked across the crease.
But I think Ashlee is smart enough to take it as a backhanded compliment.
Eckstein made a diving, backhanded grab of the ball, then threw from his knees to second baseman Jose Nieves for the force out.
About a minute after blowing a perfect setup at the left of the crease, Selanne was sent in across the blue line by Kariya, who backhanded the puck to him as he made a wide turn at the red line.
Yelle put Colorado ahead 3-2 when he got a stick on Ricci's backhanded centering pass and deflected it over goaltender Guy Hebert's shoulder.