underhand


1un·der·hand

adverb \ˈən-dər-ˌhand\

: with an underhand motion

Full Definition of UNDERHAND

1
a :  in a clandestine manner
b archaic :  in a quiet or unobtrusive manner
2
:  with an underhand motion <bowl underhand> <pitch underhand>

First Known Use of UNDERHAND

1538

2underhand

adjective

: made with the hand brought forward and upward from below the shoulder

Full Definition of UNDERHAND

2
:  done so as to evade notice
3
:  made with the hand brought forward and up from below the shoulder level <an underhand serve>

Examples of UNDERHAND

  1. <willing to stoop to underhand methods in order to win>
  2. <the congressman's underhand attempt to slip several pork barrel items into the bill>

First Known Use of UNDERHAND

1592

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