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English definition of “backhand”

backhand

noun [C] uk   /ˈbæk.hænd/ us  
(in sports such as tennis) a hit in which the arm is brought across the body with the back of the hand facing the same direction as the hit itself, or the player's ability to perform this hit: What a wonderful backhand return! Nadal has one of the finest backhands in the game. Serve to his backhand.
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