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  1. backhandnoun

    forehand, palm

  2. backhandnoun

    to execute a backhand stroke or throw

    forehand, palm

  3. backhandadjective

    to slap with the back of one's hand

    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.

    palm, forehand

  5. backhandnoun

    forehand, palm

Princeton's WordNet0.0 / 0 votes

  1. backhand, backhand stroke, backhand shotadjective

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

    backhand stroke, backhand shot


  2. backhand(a), backhandedadjective

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


  3. backhand, left-slantingverb

    (of handwriting) having the letters slanting backward

    left-slanting, backhanded, backhand(a)


  4. backhandverb

    hit a tennis ball backhand


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  1. List of paraphrases for "backhand":

    setback, set-back

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  1. Rafa Nadal:

    Yeah, everything worries me about Dimitrov, he's a very good player. He serves well, very good forehand. Backhand, too. Slice also.

  2. Sabine Lisicki:

    It's unbelievable, it's such a great feeling to be part of such a great match. Sabine Lisicki saved a match point with an unbelievable backhand. I could not have done much different there and then I saved three match points in the third set.

  3. 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.

  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. Del Potro:

    Hopefully after my third surgery, the problem is almost fixed and I am here, playing tennis again, i'm still confident in my game and still looking forward to playing with the top guys in the same condition, not like (Indian Wells), when I couldn't hit my backhand at 100 per cent. Maybe in the future I will get that chance.

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