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underhand

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adverb un·der·hand \ˈən-dər-ˌhand\

Definition of underhand

  1. 1a :  in a clandestine mannerb archaic :  in a quiet or unobtrusive manner

  2. 2 :  with an underhand motion bowl underhand pitch underhand

First Known Use of underhand

1538


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underhand

adjective un·der·hand

Definition of underhand

  1. 1 :  underhanded

  2. 2 :  done so as to evade notice

  3. 3 :  made with the hand brought forward and up from below the shoulder level an underhand serve

Examples of underhand in a Sentence

  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


UNDERHAND Defined for English Language Learners

underhand

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adverb

Definition of underhand for English Language Learners

  • : with an underhand motion

underhand

adjective

Definition of underhand for English Language Learners

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


UNDERHAND Defined for Kids

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underhand

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adverb un·der·hand \ˈən-dər-ˌhand\

Definition of underhand for Students

  1. :  with an upward movement of the hand or arm She threw underhand.


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underhand

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adjective un·der·hand

Definition of underhand for Students

  1. 1 :  done in secret or so as to deceive underhand dealings

  2. 2 :  made with an upward movement of the hand or arm an underhand throw



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