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backhand


  3  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Backhand  \Back"hand`\,  n.  [Back,  adv  +  hand.] 
  A  kind  of  handwriting  in  which  the  downward  slope  of  the 
  letters  is  from  left  to  right 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Backhand  \Back"hand`\,  a. 
  1.  Sloping  from  left  to  right  --  said  of  handwriting. 
 
  2.  Backhanded;  indirect;  oblique.  [R.] 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  backhand 
  adj  1:  (of  racket  strokes)  made  across  the  body  with  back  of  hand 
  facing  direction  of  stroke  [syn:  {backhand(a)},  {backhanded}] 
  [ant:  {forehand(a)}] 
  2:  (of  handwriting)  having  the  letters  slanting  from  left  down 
  to  right  [syn:  {left-slanting}] 
  n  :  a  return  made  with  the  back  of  the  hand  facing  the  direction 
  of  the  stroke  [syn:  {backhand  stroke},  {backhand  shot}] 
  v  :  hit  a  tennis  ball  backhand 




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