Definition of Forehand shot

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



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Lexicographical Neighbors of Forehand Shot

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foregrounding
foregrounds
foreguard
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foregut
foregut cysts
foreguts
forehalsen
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forehand(a)
forehand drive
forehand shot (current term)
forehand stroke
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foreheadedness
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foreheard
forehearing
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forehearth

Literary usage of Forehand shot

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Modern Tennis by P. A. Vaile (1917)
"Many of our best players play their forehand shot when the ball is at the top of its bound with a sweeping horizontal stroke, but the beginner ..."

2. Methods and Players of Modern Lawn Tennis by Jahial Parmly Paret (1922)
"... weakness was pronounced to serve in the right court from the centre and the left from the extreme corner to shut out the other man's forehand shot, ..."

3. Tennis as I Play it by Maurice Evans McLoughlin (1915)
"Indication of the low bound above mentioned may be determined from a study of the position of my racket at the finish of my forehand shot. ..."

4. Eat Your Food! Gastronomical Glory from Garden to Gut: A Coastalfields by Aaron Brachfeld, Aaron Brachfeld and Mary Choate, Mary Choate (2007)
"CORTADA: A forehand shot which is thrown low with a sidearm motion. The ball hits just above the red cushion and then cuts toward the sidewalk Also: a ball ..."

5. News Writing, the Gathering, Handling and Writing of News Stories by Matthew Lyle Spencer (1917)
"In order to play the ball with any success McLoughlin usually danced around it for a forehand shot, which put him wide of the court. ..."

6. The Art of Lawn Tennis by William Tatem Tilden (1922)
"His favourite forehand shot is 'cross court, yet he can hit equally well down the line. His backhand is steady, very accurate and deceptive, ..."

7. Modern Lawn Tennis by P. A. Vaile (1904)
"Reverse the instructions for the forehand shot, and practice will do the rest. You will get an excellent idea how to play a backhand smash by studying the ..."

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