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forehandnoun [C]

uk   /ˈfɔː.hænd/  us   /ˈfɔːr.hænd/
(in ​sports such as ​tennis) a ​hit in which the palm of the ​hand that is ​holding the racketfaces the same ​direction as the ​hit itself, or the player's ​ability to ​perform this ​hit: a forehand ​volley His forehand is his ​weakestshot. serve to her forehand
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(Definition of forehand from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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forehandnoun [C]

 us   /ˈfɔrˌhænd, ˈfoʊr-/
(in ​sports such as ​tennis) a way of ​hitting the ​ball in which the inside ​part of the ​hand that is ​holding the ​racket (= ​piece of ​equipment)faces the ​direction of ​movement of the ​ball, or the player’s ​ability to ​perform this ​hit
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