Backhand definitions

băk'hănd'
Done with the back of the hand turned inward, as for a baseball catch, or forward, as for a tennis stroke, and with the arm across the body.
adjective
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Written in backhand.
adjective
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With a backhand.
adverb
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Handwriting that slants backward, up to the left.
noun
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A kind of stroke, as in tennis, with the back of the hand turned forward, the arm being brought forward from across the body.
noun
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To catch (a ball) with the back of the hand turned inward and arm extended across the body.
verb
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To hit (a ball) with a backhand stroke.
verb
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Made with the back of the dominant hand facing forward.

Hit a backhand shot over the net.

adjective
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With a backhanded stroke or motion.
adverb
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Handwriting characterized by letters that slant to the left.
noun
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To perform, catch, or hit with a backhand.

She backhanded the ball crosscourt.

verb
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(handwriting) Of any left slanting handwriting.
adjective
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(ice hockey) Of a play that uses the back side of the hockey stick.

He scored on a backhand shot.

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(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.
noun
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(of strokes or throws) In the backhand style.
adjective
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A backhand stroke or shot, as in tennis or hockey.
noun
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A position for controlling a ball or puck, in which the back of the dominant hand faces forward.

Moved the puck to his backhand before shooting.

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A catch made in baseball by reaching across the body with the palm turned toward the ball.
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Handwriting that leans to the left.
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(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.
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The reverse side of the human hand.
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To execute a backhand stroke or throw.
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To slap with the back of one's hand.
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Origin of backhand

From back +‎ hand