Meaning of back-heel in English:



[with object]
  • Kick (something) backwards with the heel.

    ‘Johnson back-heeled the ball’
    • ‘He flicked the ball over one defender, then back-heeled it over another and hit a fierce volley into the net.’
    • ‘It looked like the defender was doing all right, and then he back-heeled it into the net.’
    • ‘He tries to be clever, trying to back-heel his way out of his own corner, but succeeds only in giving away a corner.’
    • ‘Two minutes later they scored again, Harris impudently back-heeling the ball home following a goalmouth scramble.’
    • ‘And he really stirred up the opposition crowd the day he ran into an open goal, placed the ball on the ground and back-heeled it through for a goal!’