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Definition of backhand
1(in tennis and other racket sports) a stroke played with the back of the hand facing in the direction of the stroke, typically starting with the arm crossing the body:he drove a backhand into the net [as modifier]:a backhand volley a blow or stroke delivered in a way similar to a backhand in tennis, or in a direction opposite to the usual:ground balls hit to my backhand [as modifier]:he made a backhand stop of the ball 2handwriting that slopes to the left.
verb [with object]
strike with a backhanded blow or stroke:in a flash, he backhanded Ace across the jaw