back|hand

back|hand
back|hand «BAK HAND», noun, adjective, adverb, verb.
–n.
1. a) a stroke in tennis and other games played with a racket or paddle, made with the back of the hand turned outward and the arm usually held across the body: »

His backhand is his most effective stroke.

b) the use of such strokes, as part of a person's skill in playing.
2. handwriting in which the letters slope to the left.
–adj.
1. backhanded.
2. of or characterized by the use of the backhand: »

Practice will improve your backhand game.

–adv.
with a backhanded stroke or motion.
–v.t.
1. to hit or catch backhand.
2. Slang. to criticize or snub; rebuff.

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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