Definitions for underhandˈʌn dərˌhænd
Random House Webster's College Dictionary
not open and aboveboard; secret and crafty.
executed with the hand below the level of the shoulder and the palm turned upward and forward:
an underhand pitch.
(adv.)with the hand below the level of the shoulder and the palm turned upward and forward.
Origin of underhand:
underhand, underhanded, underarm(adj)
with hand brought forward and up from below shoulder level
"an underhand pitch"; "an underhand stroke"
sneaky, underhand, underhanded(adverb)
marked by deception
"achieved success in business only by underhand methods"
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
with the hand swung below shoulder level
"throwing a ball underarm"
with an underhand movement
in a sly, sneaky or secret manner
dishonest and sneaky; done in a secret or sly manner
(in various ball games, of a ball) thrown etc with the hand brought forward and up from below
Origin: under hand
secret; clandestine; hence, mean; unfair; fraudulent
done, as pitching, with the hand lower than the shoulder, or, as bowling, with the hand lower than elbow
by secret means; in a clandestine manner; hence, by fraud; unfairly
in an underhand manner; -- said of pitching or bowling