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ˈfɔrˌhænd, ˈfoʊr-fore·hand

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. forehand, forehand stroke, forehand shotadjective

    (sports) a return made with the palm of the hand facing the direction of the stroke (as in tennis or badminton or squash)

  2. forehand(a), forehandedadjective

    (of racket strokes) made with palm facing direction of stroke


  1. forehandnoun

    (racket sports) a stroke in which the palm of the hand faces the direction of the stroke

  2. forehandnoun

    (disc sports) a throw similar to a sidearm throw in baseball, where the disc remains on the throwing-arm side of the body and is led by the middle finger

Webster Dictionary

  1. Forehandnoun

    all that part of a horse which is before the rider

  2. Forehandnoun

    the chief or most important part

  3. Forehandnoun

    superiority; advantage; start; precedence

  4. Forehandadjective

    done beforehand; anticipative


  1. Forehand

    The forehand in tennis and other racket sports such as table tennis, squash and badminton is a shot made by swinging the racquet across one's body in the direction of where the player wants to place the shot. For a right-handed player, the forehand is a stroke that begins on the right side of his body, continues across his body as contact is made with the ball, and ends on the left side of his body. It is considered the easiest shot to master, perhaps because it is the most natural stroke. Beginners and advanced players often have better forehands than any other shots and use it as a weapon. Most forehands are hit with topspin because it helps keep the ball from landing outside the court. On some occasions, such as an approach shot, a player can opt to hit with backspin, which can also be called a 'slice'. Players with great forehands often build their main strategy around it. They set up a point until they have a good chance of striking a powerful forehand to win the point. A well-known tactic is to run around a ball on their backhand side in order to hit a forehand cross-court, called the inside-out forehand.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Forehand

    fōr′hand, n. the part of a horse which is in front of its rider.—adj. done beforehand.—adj. Fore′handed, forehand, as of payment for goods before delivery, or for services before rendered: seasonable: (U.S.) well off: formed in the foreparts.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of forehand in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of forehand in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8

Examples of forehand in a Sentence

  1. Roger Federer:

    Denis Shapovalov's one of the big shotmakers in the game. I love Denis Shapovalov forehand, it's an exciting draw for John and for Roger Federer here, playing these young guys. They are not just young, but they are very good, as well.

  2. Caroline Wozniacki:

    It was only fitting that my last match would be a three- setter, a grinder and my career would finish with a forehand error. I guess it was meant to be, i really am happy. I'm excited for what's to come. You might see me around off the court.

  3. Novak Djokovic:

    It was tough, Edmund is playing really well, he won our last encounter on clay, he has just improved a lot in his game, especially the backhand side. The forehand we know is a big weapon, and he is serving better. Losing the first set was not an ideal situation for me but somehow (I) managed to come back.

  4. Robbie Koenig:

    Robbie commenting on Sock v Zverev match. Jack's forehand and control like an unattended garden hose

  5. Rafa Nadal:

    Yeah, everything worries me about Dimitrov, he's a very good player. He serves well, very good forehand. Backhand, too. Slice also.

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