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Meaning of BACKHAND

Pronunciation:  'bak`hand

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [n]  a return made with the back of the hand facing the direction of the stroke
  2. [adj]  (of handwriting) having the letters slanting from left down to right
  3. [v]  hit a tennis ball backhand
 

BACKHAND is a 8 letter word that starts with B.

 

 Synonyms: backhand shot, backhand stroke, left-slanting, written
 
 See Also: hit, return, two-handed backhand

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. \Back"hand`\, n. [Back, adv. + hand.]
    A kind of handwriting in which the downward slope of the
    letters is from left to right.
    
    
  2. \Back"hand`\, a.
    1. Sloping from left to right; -- said of handwriting.
    
    2. Backhanded; indirect; oblique. [R.]
    
    
 

 

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