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1. backhand

adjective. ['ˈbækˌhænd'] (of racket strokes) made across the body with back of hand facing direction of stroke.

Antonyms

  • ground stroke

Etymology

  • back (English)
  • bak (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • hand (English)

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Example sentences of the word backhand


1. Verb, base form
That way, you can "backhand" the ball and square up the clubface.

2. Noun, singular or mass
If you make a mistake or you hit the ball to your backhand side, stop and start again.

3. Verb, non-3rd person singular present
Just as you did with forehand volleys, hit as many backhand volleys as you can in a row.

2. backhand

adjective. ['ˈbækˌhænd'] (of handwriting) having the letters slanting backward.

Synonyms

  • left-slanting

Antonyms

  • volley
  • clear

Etymology

  • back (English)
  • bak (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • hand (English)

3. backhand

noun. ['ˈbækˌhænd'] a return made with the back of the hand facing the direction of the stroke.

Synonyms

  • two-handed backhand
  • return
  • backhand stroke

Antonyms

  • outgo
  • take
  • disappearance
  • unscripted

Etymology

  • back (English)
  • bak (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • hand (English)

4. backhand

verb. ['ˈbækˌhænd'] hit a tennis ball backhand.

Antonyms

  • direct

Etymology

  • back (English)
  • bak (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • hand (English)
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