Definitions of backhander:
  • noun:   A glass of wine given out of turn, the bottle having been handed backwards.
  • noun:   A blow with the back of the hand.
  • noun:   (informal) A bribe, a secret payment.
  • noun:   (racquet sports) A shot played backhand, a backhand stroke.
  • noun:   (racquet sports) A player who plays a backhand shot.
  • noun:   (surfing) A surfer who approaches a swell with the wave behind them ("on their backhand") rather than facing the wave ("on their forehand").

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