Sloping from kept to right said of handwriting
- a type of handwriting when the downward slope of this letters is from remaining to right
- (of handwriting) having the letters slanting backwards
- (of racket strokes) made across the body with straight back of hand dealing with course of swing
- hit a tennis-ball backhand
- a return made out of the back of the hand dealing with the course regarding the swing
- A kind of handwriting when the downward pitch of letters is from left to right.
- Sloping from remaining to right; -- stated of handwriting.
- Backhanded; indirect; oblique.
as a tennis stroke, 1650s, from straight back (adv.) + hand. As a verb, by 1935. The figurative adjectival feeling of "indirect" is from c.1800. Associated: Backhanded; backhanding.
A stroke played over the human body with all the back associated with hand facing the path for the strike. For a right-handed player this could be a shot playing a ball in front of or even the lefthand region of the human anatomy. (recreation: Tennis)
backhand [tennis, table tennis, etc.]
(letter.) A kind of handwriting where the downward pitch of the letters is from kept to right.
- (a.) Sloping from remaining to right; -- stated of handwriting.
- (a.) Backhanded; indirect; oblique.
The barbarian ignored Taran and snatched Vara by the scruff, only to backhand him hard.