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Adjective: backhanded  'bak,han-did
  1. (of racket strokes) made across the body with back of hand facing direction of stroke
    - backhand
  2. Roundabout or ambiguous
    "attacks from that source amounted to a backhanded compliment to his integrity"; "a backhanded and dishonest way of reaching his goal"
Verb: backhand  'bak,hand
  1. Hit a tennis ball backhand

See also: indirect

Type of: hit

Antonym: forehanded

Encyclopedia: Backhand