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1forehand

noun fore·hand \-ˌhand\

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

Full Definition of FOREHAND

1
archaic :  superior position :  advantage
2
:  the part of a horse that is before the rider
3
:  a forehand stroke (as in tennis or racquets); also :  the side on which such strokes are made

Examples of FOREHAND

  1. She hit a forehand across the court.

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First Known Use of FOREHAND

1557

2forehand

adjective

Definition of FOREHAND

1
obsolete :  done or given in advance :  prior
2
:  made with the palm of the hand turned in the direction in which the hand is moving <a forehand tennis stroke>

First Known Use of FOREHAND

1599

3forehand

adverb

Definition of FOREHAND

:  with a forehand stroke

First Known Use of FOREHAND

1925
FOREHAND Defined for Kids

forehand

noun fore·hand \ˈfr-ˌhand\

Definition of FOREHAND for Kids

:  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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