Definition of backhand noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//ˈbækhænd//
; NAmE NAmE//ˈbækhænd//
[usually singular] Tennis
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(in tennis, etc.) a stroke played with the back of the hand turned in the direction towards which the ball is hit He has a good backhand (= he can make good backhand strokes). a backhand volley/drive compare forehand See related entries: Tennis
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: backhand