Definitions for backhandˈbækˌhænd
Random House Webster's College Dictionary
a stroke, slap, etc., made with the back of the hand turned forward.
(in tennis, squash, etc.) a stroke made with the back of the hand facing the direction of movement.
handwriting that slopes toward the left.
(in tennis, squash, etc.) of, pertaining to, or being a stroke made with the back of the hand facing the direction of movement.
Ref: Compare forehand (def. 1). 1
(adv.)with the back of the hand.
She returned the ball backhand.
(v.t.)to strike with the back of the hand.
to hit, produce, or accomplish with a backhand.
to catch (a ball or the like) backhanded.
Origin of backhand:
backhand, backhand stroke, backhand shot(adj)
a return made with the back of the hand facing the direction of the stroke
(of racket strokes) made across the body with back of hand facing direction of stroke
(of handwriting) having the letters slanting backward
hit a tennis ball backhand
a stroke made across the chest from the off-hand side to the racquet hand side; a stroke during which the back of the hand faces the shot.
Handwriting that leans to the left
the standard throw; a throw during which the disc begins on the off-hand side and travels across the chest to be released from the opposite side.
The reverse side of the human hand.
to execute a backhand stroke or throw
to slap with the back of one's hand
Of any left slanting handwriting
In the backhand style
Of a play that uses the back side of the hockey stick
He scored on a backhand shot.
a kind of handwriting in which the downward slope of the letters is from left to right
sloping from left to right; -- said of handwriting
backhanded; indirect; oblique
Translations for backhand
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary
in tennis etc, a stroke or shot with the back of one's hand turned towards the ball
a clever backhand; His backhand is very strong.
- ضَربَةٌ بِظَهْر اليَدArabic
- jogadaPortuguese (BR)
- die RückhandGerman
- ανάποδο χτύπημαGreek
- ضربه پشت راکتFarsi
- חֲבָטַת גַב יַדHebrew
- टेनिस इत्यादि में बैकहैंड, हाथ को मोड़ कर लगाया गया शॉटHindi
- fonák (ütés)Hungarian
- pukulan dengan punggung tanganIndonesian
- (테니스 등의) 백핸드Korean
- kairinis smūgisLithuanian
- rokraksts (ar slīpumu uz kreiso pusi)Latvian
- pukulan kilasMalay
- bakhåndslag, backhandNorwegian
- ضربه پشت راکتPersian
- له شا د خوا د راكت ضربهPashto
- backhand, reverRomanian
- бекхенд, удар слеваRussian
- ters vuruş, bekhendTurkish
- (網球等的)反手擊球Chinese (Trad.)
- удар зліва, бекхендUkrainian
- الٹا ہاتھUrdu
- cú ve bóngVietnamese
- （网球等的）反手击球Chinese (Simp.)
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