What does underhand mean?

Definitions for underhandˈʌn dərˌhænd

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word 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 attempt...to 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

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Underhand

    un-dėr-hand′, adj. and adv. secretly: by secret means: by fraud: in cricket, delivered with the hand underneath—opp. to Over-arm and Round-arm.—adj. Underhan′ded, clandestinely carried on: short-handed.—adv. Underhan′dedly.—n. Underhan′dedness.


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of underhand in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of underhand in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8

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