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Meaning of backhander

back•hand•er

Pronunciation: (bak'han"dur), [key]
— n.
  1. a backhanded slap, punch, stroke, or play.
    1. a drink served out of turn to a guest as a bottle or decanter is passed around the table during dessert.
    2. a bribe.
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