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Adjective: backhand  'bak,hand
  1. (of racket strokes) made across the body with back of hand facing direction of stroke
    - backhanded
     
  2. (of handwriting) having the letters slanting backward
    - left-slanting
Noun: backhand  'bak,hand
  1. A return made with the back of the hand facing the direction of the stroke
    - backhand stroke, backhand shot
Verb: backhand  'bak,hand
  1. Hit a tennis ball backhand

Derived forms: backhands, backhanded, backhanding

See also: written

Type of: hit, return

Antonym: forehand

Encyclopedia: Backhand