forehand

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Noun[edit]

forehand ‎(plural forehands)

  1. (racket sports) A stroke in which the palm of the hand faces the direction of the stroke.
  2. (disc sports) A throw similar to a sidearm throw in baseball, where the disc remains on the throwing-arm side of the body and is led by the middle finger.
  3. All of the part of a horse which is before the rider.
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  4. The chief or most important part.
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  5. Superiority; advantage; start; precedence.
    • William Shakespeare
      And, but for ceremony, such a wretch [] / Had the forehand and vantage of a king.
  6. (surfing) The hand towards the front of the board.

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  • (kind of throw in sports): flick

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Adjective[edit]

forehand ‎(not comparable)

  1. Beforehand; paid in advance.
    a forehand rent

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Verb[edit]

forehand ‎(third-person singular simple present forehands, present participle forehanding, simple past and past participle forehanded)

  1. To strike with a forehand stroke.