Meaning of “backhand” in the English Dictionary

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"backhand" in British English

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backhandnoun [ C ]

uk /ˈbæk.hænd/ us /ˈbæk.hænd/

(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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(Definition of “backhand” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"backhand" in American English

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backhandnoun [ C ]

us /ˈbækˌhænd/

(in sports such as tennis) a way of hitting the ball in which the back of the hand holding the racket is turned in the direction you want to hit the ball

(Definition of “backhand” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)