Definition of Forehand

1. Noun. (sports) a return made with the palm of the hand facing the direction of the stroke (as in tennis or badminton or squash).

Exact synonyms: Forehand Shot, Forehand Stroke
Category relationships: Squash, Squash Rackets, Squash Racquets, Badminton, Lawn Tennis, Tennis
Generic synonyms: Return



2. Adjective. (of racket strokes) made with palm facing direction of stroke.
Exact synonyms: Forehanded
Antonyms: Backhand

Definition of Forehand

1. n. All that part of a horse which is before the rider.

2. a. Done beforehand; anticipative.

Definition of Forehand

1. Noun. (''racket sports'') a stroke in which the palm of the hand faces the direction of the stroke ¹

2. Noun. (''disc sports'') a throw similar to a sidearm throw in baseball, where the disc remains on the throwing-arm side of the body and is led by the middle finger ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Forehand

1. a type of tennis stroke [n -S]

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Literary usage of Forehand

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1. Methods and Players of Modern Lawn Tennis by Jahial Parmly Paret (1922)
"A Story Illustrates the Point Protecting Backhand Exposes forehand Uncertainty of Attack Spells Success came back faster than I had ever seen tennis balls ..."

2. Lawn Tennis Lessons for Beginners by Jahial Parmly Paret (1916)
"forehand STROKES OFF THE GROUND AMONG the great variety of strokes that constitute a game of tennis, by far the most important are the forehand strokes ..."

3. Proceedings of the Worcester Society of Antiquity by Worcester Society of Antiquity (Mass.) (1899)
"year 1883, Mr. Wadsworth sold his interest to Mr. forehand and retired from the firm, ... Under the able management of Mr. forehand, the firearms business ..."

4. Modern Horsemanship: Three Schools of Riding : an Original Method of by Edward Lowell Anderson (1889)
"SUPPLING THE forehand. THE objects we shall have in view in the exercises described in this and in the following chapters are :— i st. ..."

5. The American Reports: Containing All Decisions of General Interest Decided by Isaac Grant Thompson, Irving Browne (1871)
"forehand. the discussion of cases which have so far arisen in the national tribunals is in their favor, and that they are correct in principle. ..."

6. The Complete Lawn Tennis Player by Arthur Wallis Myers (1908)
"CHAPTER V DRIVING: forehand AND BACKHAND Learning the strokes—First essentials—Evolution of the forehand drive—The forehand drive considered in detail—The ..."

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