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Definition 1: a return made with the back of the hand facing the direction of the stroke - [noun denoting act]

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(backhand is a kind of ...) a tennis stroke that sends the ball back to the other player

"he won the point on a cross-court return"

(... is a kind of backhand ) a backhand shot made holding the racquet in both hands

Definition 2: hit a tennis ball backhand - [verb of contact]

(backhand is a kind of ...) cause to move by striking

"hit a ball"

Definition 3: (of racket strokes) made across the body with back of hand facing direction of stroke - [adjective denoting all]

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Definition 4: (of handwriting) having the letters slanting backward - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Synonyms for backhand in the sense of this definition

(backhand is similar to ...) set down in writing in any of various ways

"written evidence"

(backhand belongs to category ...) the activity of writing by hand

"handwriting can be slow and painful for one with arthritis"

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