Backhand - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |ˈbækhænd|  American pronunciation of the word backhand
Brit.  |ˈbakhand|  British pronunciation of the word backhand

noun

- a return made with the back of the hand facing the direction of the stroke

verb

- hit a tennis ball backhand

adjective

- (of handwriting) having the letters slanting backward (syn: left-slanting)

Examples

She has a good backhand but a weak forehand.

His tennis instructor showed him the proper backhand grip.

She has a strong backhand stroke.

...took a few lessons with a tennis ace to improve his backhand...

She played a good backhand last night

Word forms

verb
I/you/we/they: backhand
he/she/it: backhands
present participle: backhanding
past tense: backhanded
past participle: backhanded
noun
singular: backhand
plural: backhands
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