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Synonyms for backhand
ˈbækˌhændback·hand

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Wiktionary

  1. backhandnoun

    Antonyms:
    forehand, palm

  2. backhandnoun

    to execute a backhand stroke or throw

    Antonyms:
    forehand, palm

  3. backhandadjective

    to slap with the back of one's hand

    Antonyms:
    forehand, palm

  4. backhandnoun

    the standard throw; a throw during which the disc begins on the off-hand side and travels across the chest to be released from the opposite side.

    He scored on a backhand shot.

    Antonyms:
    palm, forehand

  5. backhandnoun

    Antonyms:
    forehand, palm

Princeton's WordNet

  1. backhand, backhand stroke, backhand shotadjective

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

    Synonyms:
    backhand stroke, backhand shot

    Antonyms:
    spoken

  2. backhand(a), backhandedadjective

    (of racket strokes) made across the body with back of hand facing direction of stroke

    Antonyms:
    spoken

  3. backhand, left-slantingverb

    (of handwriting) having the letters slanting backward

    Synonyms:
    left-slanting, backhanded, backhand(a)

    Antonyms:
    spoken

  4. backhandverb

    hit a tennis ball backhand

    Antonyms:
    spoken

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  1. List of paraphrases for "backhand":

    setback, set-back

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  1. Novak Djokovic:

    I think Gasquet's backhand (is one of the) best one?handed backhands in the world, that's his weapon. He has a variety. He can play really well from defence and offence. I think he's also very skilled on the net. He improved his serve. He's an all?around player.

  2. Rod Laver:

    He doesn’t have a big serve or a big forehand or backhand, but all of them are good. That’s one of the things he can rely on, if one isn’t working as good as it should be, then he’s got something else to lean on.

  3. Anders Lee:

    Kevin Hayes, James van Riemsdyk, Michael Raffl and Scott Laughton also scored for Philadelphia, and Carter Hart made a career-high 49 saves. The Flyers won a third overtime game in a postseason series for the first time. Carter Hart kept us in this game, Giroux said. Carter Hart made some huge saves for us and I was pretty glad to see Provys shot go in there. Mathew Barzals and Derick Brassard each had a goal and an assist, and Anders Lee and Matt Martin also scored for New York, which trailed 2-0 midway through the first period before taking leads of 3-2 and 4-3. Semyon Varlamov stopped 26 shots. Its an unfortunate play there at the end, but it happens, Mathew Barzals said. Now its a winner-take-all Game 7. Game 7 is Saturday, with the winner advancing to face Tampa Bay in the conference finals Philadelphia had a chance on a flurry in front of The Islanders net early in the second overtime, but Semyon Varlamov stopped the puck and Pelech dove at the loose puck to keep it out with his stick and glove. After Pelech lost the puck on a shot attempt when his stick broke, The Flyers pushed it up the ice and Provorov got a pass from Kevin Hayes and beat Semyon Varlamov. I saw their defenseman broke his stick, Haysie was carrying the puck in and I knew he was going to try to make a play, Provorov said. He threw the puck up front, I got it and their forward was sliding into the lane so I shot it opposite side and tired to go top corner and got it there. Carter Hart had 38 saves in regulation. Carter Hart made several nice stops in the first extra period, including a save on Jordan Eberles backhand midway through. Our shots were there, our chances were there for sure.

  4. Novak Djokovic:

    He has probably the best one?handed backhand on the tour. No question one of the best one?handed backhands that I have seen in tennis, very powerful and can create a lot of spin, a lot of rotation on the ball. Novak Djokovic can hit it flat down the line. Novak Djokovic can block the ball very well. Novak Djokovic has a short slice, long slice. Novak Djokovic has a lot of variety from that part of Novak Djokovic baseline game.

  5. Roger Federer:

    I would hope that over the years I've always improved, i think I'm serving more consistent and stronger than I ever have. I think my backhand is working better than it has in the past as well.


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