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Noun, Verb (transitive), Adverb


backhandn. [Back, adv. + hand.].
  •  A kind of handwriting in which the downward slope of the letters is from left to right.  [1913 Webster]
  •  The stroke of a ball with a racket or paddle, in which head of the racket starts from the side of the body opposite to that of the arm in which the racket is held, and proceeds forward to meet the ball. Contrasted with forehand.  [PJC]
  •  Sloping from left to right; -- said of handwriting.  [1913 Webster]
  •  Backhanded; indirect; oblique.  [1913 Webster]


backhand, n. Tennis etc. 1 a stroke played with the back of the hand turned towards the opponent.
2 (attrib.) of or made with a backhand (backhand volley).

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