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Meaning of FOREHAND

Pronunciation:  'fowr`hand

WordNet Dictionary
[n]  a return made with the palm of the hand facing the direction of the stroke (as in tennis or badminton or squash)

FOREHAND is a 8 letter word that starts with F.


 Synonyms: forehand shot, forehand stroke
 See Also: return



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Fore"hand`\, n.
    1. All that part of a horse which is before the rider.
    2. The chief or most important part. --Shak.
    3. Superiority; advantage; start; precedence.
             And, but for ceremony, such a wretch . . . Had the
             forehand and vantage of a king.       --Shak.
  2. \Fore"hand`\, a.
    Done beforehand; anticipative.
          And so extenuate the forehand sin.       --Shak.
Thesaurus Terms
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