backhand

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English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From back +‎ hand

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (UK, US) IPA(key): /ˈbækhænd/
  • (file)

Noun[edit]

backhand (plural backhands)

  1. (tennis) a stroke made across the chest from the off-hand side to the racquet hand side; a stroke during which the back of the hand faces the shot.
  2. Handwriting that leans to the left
  3. (Ultimate Frisbee) the standard throw; a throw during which the disc begins on the off-hand side and travels across the chest to be released from the opposite side.
  4. The reverse side of the human hand.
  5. (surfing) the hand towards the back of the board.

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Verb[edit]

backhand (third-person singular simple present backhands, present participle backhanding, simple past and past participle backhanded)

  1. to execute a backhand stroke or throw
  2. to slap with the back of one's hand

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Adjective[edit]

backhand (comparative more backhand, superlative most backhand)

  1. (of handwriting) Slanting to the left.
    • 1936, F.J. Thwaites, chapter XIII, in The Redemption, Sydney: H. John Edwards, published 1940, page 135:
      In great confusion, Gordon accepted the letter, broke its small crested seal, and began reading the neat back-hand scrawl.
  2. (of strokes or throws) In the backhand style
  3. (ice hockey) Of a play that uses the back side of the hockey stick
    He scored on a backhand shot.

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Portuguese[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Unadapted borrowing from English backhand

Noun[edit]

backhand m (plural backhands)

  1. (ultimate frisbee) backhand

Romanian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Unadapted borrowing from English backhand.

Noun[edit]

backhand n (plural backhanduri)

  1. backhand

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