backhand

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Etymology[edit]

From back +‎ hand

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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.

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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. (handwriting) Of any left slanting handwriting
  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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