Forehand



[fawr-hand, fohr-] /ˈfɔrˌhænd, ˈfoʊr-/

adjective
1.
(in tennis, squash, etc.) of, relating to, or noting a stroke made from the same side of the body as that of the holding the racket, paddle, etc.
Compare (def 5).
2.
being in front or ahead.
3.
foremost or leading.
4.
done beforehand; given or made in advance, as a payment.
noun
5.
(in tennis, squash, etc.) a forehand stroke.
6.
the part of a horse that is in front of the rider.
7.
Cards. the player on the dealer’s left, in a game with three players.
Compare , .
8.
Archaic. a superior or advantageous position.
adverb
9.
(in tennis, squash, etc.) with a forehand stroke.
/ˈfɔːˌhænd/
adjective (prenominal)
1.
(sport)

2.
foremost or paramount
3.
done or given beforehand
noun
4.
(sport)

5.
the part of a horse in front of the saddle
6.
a frontal position
adverb
7.
(sport) with a forehand stroke
verb
8.
(sport) to play (a shot) forehand

tennis stroke, 1879 (adj.), 1909 (n.), from fore- + hand (n.). Earlier it meant “position in front or above” (16c.); hence forehanded “prudent.” Earliest use of the word is in archery, forehand shaft “arrow for shooting straight in front” (1540s).

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