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forehand

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noun fore·hand \-ˌhand\

Simple Definition of forehand

  • sports : a way of hitting a ball in tennis and similar games in which the palm of the hand holding the racket is turned in the direction of the ball

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of forehand

  1. 1 archaic :  superior position :  advantage

  2. 2 :  the part of a horse that is before the rider

  3. 3 :  a forehand stroke (as in tennis or racquets); also :  the side on which such strokes are made

Examples of forehand in a sentence

  1. She hit a forehand across the court.



Illustration of forehand

1557

First Known Use of forehand

1557


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forehand

adjective fore·hand

Definition of forehand

  1. 1 obsolete :  done or given in advance :  prior

  2. 2 :  made with the palm of the hand turned in the direction in which the hand is moving <a forehand tennis stroke>



1599

First Known Use of forehand

1599


3

forehand

adverb fore·hand

Definition of forehand

  1. :  with a forehand stroke



1925

First Known Use of forehand

1925


FOREHAND Defined for Kids

forehand

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noun fore·hand \ˈfȯr-ˌhand\

Definition of forehand for Students

  1. :  a stroke in sports played with a racket made with the palm of the hand turned in the direction in which the hand is moving





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