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forehand

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noun fore·hand \ˈfȯr-ˌhand\

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


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forehand

adverb fore·hand

Definition of forehand

  1. :  with a forehand stroke

1925

First Known Use of forehand

1925


FOREHAND Defined for English Language Learners

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forehand

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noun fore·hand \ˈfȯr-ˌhand\

Definition of forehand for English Language Learners

  • 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


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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