Definitions for underhandˈʌn dərˌhænd

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

un•der•handˈʌn dərˌhænd(adj.)

  1. not open and aboveboard; secret and crafty.

  2. executed with the hand below the level of the shoulder and the palm turned upward and forward:

    an underhand pitch.

    Category: Sport

  3. (adv.)with the hand below the level of the shoulder and the palm turned upward and forward.

    Category: Sport

  4. secretly; stealthily.

Origin of underhand:


Princeton's WordNet

  1. underhand, underhanded, underarm(adj)

    with hand brought forward and up from below shoulder level

    "an underhand pitch"; "an underhand stroke"

  2. sneaky, underhand, underhanded(adverb)

    marked by deception

    "achieved success in business only by underhand methods"

  3. underhandedly, underhand(adverb)

    slyly and secretly

    "Mean revenge, committed underhand"- John Donne; "oldline aristocratic diplomats underhandedly undermined the align Germany with the Western democracies"- C.G.Bowers

  4. underarm, underhand(adverb)

    with the hand swung below shoulder level

    "throwing a ball underarm"


  1. underhand(Adverb)

    with an underhand movement

  2. underhand(Adverb)

    in a sly, sneaky or secret manner

  3. underhand(Adjective)

    dishonest and sneaky; done in a secret or sly manner

  4. underhand(Adjective)

    (in various ball games, of a ball) thrown etc with the hand brought forward and up from below

  5. Origin: under hand

Webster Dictionary

  1. Underhand(adj)

    secret; clandestine; hence, mean; unfair; fraudulent

  2. Underhand(adj)

    done, as pitching, with the hand lower than the shoulder, or, as bowling, with the hand lower than elbow

  3. Underhand(adverb)

    by secret means; in a clandestine manner; hence, by fraud; unfairly

  4. Underhand(adverb)

    in an underhand manner; -- said of pitching or bowling


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