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Meaning of UNDERHAND

Pronunciation:  'undur`hand

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [adv]  with the hand swung below shoulder level'; "throwing a ball underarm"
  2. [adv]  slyly and secretly; "Mean revenge, committed underhand"- John Donne; "oldline aristocratic diplomats underhandedly undermined the attempt...to align Germany with the Western democracies"- C.G.Bowers
  3. [adj]  marked by deception; "achieved success in business only by underhand methods"
  4. [adj]  (sports) with hand brought forward and up from below shoulder level; "an underhand pitch"; "an underhand stroke"
 

UNDERHAND is a 9 letter word that starts with U.

 

 Synonyms: corrupt, crooked, sneaky, underarm, underarm, underhanded, underhandedly
 
 Antonyms: overarm, overhand, overhanded
 

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. \Un"der*hand`\, a.
    1. Secret; clandestine; hence, mean; unfair; fraudulent.
       --Addison.
    
    2. (Baseball, Cricket, etc.) Done, as pitching, with the hand
       lower than the shoulder, or, as bowling, with the hand
       lower than elbow.
    
    
  2. \Un"der*hand`\, adv.
    1. By secret means; in a clandestine manner; hence, by fraud;
       unfairly.
    
             Such mean revenge, committed underhand. --Dryden.
    
             Baillie Macwheeble provided Janet, underhand, with
             meal for their maintenance.           --Sir W.
                                                   Scott.
    
    2. (Baseball, Cricket, etc.) In an underhand manner; -- said
       of pitching or bowling.
    
    
 

 

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