Definition of 'backhanded'
Example sentences containing 'backhanded'
TREASON KEEP (2001)
She marched straight up to Cratyn, pulled him out of his chair and delivered a stinging backhanded slap across his face.TREASON KEEP (2001)
He looked down at it, more puzzled than pained, then struck her a backhanded swipe that had her stumbling back towards the door.EVERVILLE (2001)
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