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backhand

back·hand

backhand

 
pronunciation:
baek haend
parts of speech:
noun, adjective, adverb, transitive verb
features:
Word Combinations (adjective, verb)
part of speech: noun
definition 1: a forward movement made with the back of the hand outward, as in a slap or a stroke with a tennis racket.
He needs work on his backhand.
definition 2: handwriting that slants to the left.
 
part of speech: adjective
definition: of, concerning, or in the manner of a backhand.
The point was won with a backhand shot.
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part of speech: adverb
definition: with or in the manner of a backhand.
 
part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: backhanded, backhanding, backhands
definition: to strike or accomplish with a backhand.
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