forehand

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WordReference Random House Learner's Dictionary of American English © 2019
fore•hand /ˈfɔrˌhænd/USA pronunciation   adj. 
  1. Sport(in tennis, squash, etc.) of, relating to, or being a stroke made with the palm of the hand facing the direction of movement.

n. [countable]
  1. Sport(in tennis, squash, etc.) a forehand stroke.

WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2019
fore•hand  (fôrhand′, fōr-),USA pronunciation adj. 
  1. Sport(in tennis, squash, etc.) of, pertaining to, or noting a stroke made from the same side of the body as that of the hand holding the racket, paddle, etc. Cf. backhand (def. 5).
  2. being in front or ahead.
  3. foremost or leading.
  4. done beforehand;
    given or made in advance, as a payment.

n. 
  1. Sport(in tennis, squash, etc.) a forehand stroke.
  2. Sportthe part of a horse that is in front of the rider.
  3. Games[Cards.]the player on the dealer's left, in a game with three players. Cf. endhand, middlehand.
  4. [Archaic.]a superior or advantageous position.

adv. 
  1. Sport(in tennis, squash, etc.) with a forehand stroke.
  • fore- + hand 1535–45


Collins Concise English Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers::

forehand /ˈfɔːˌhænd/ adj (prenominal)
  1. (of a stroke) made with the racket held so that the wrist is facing the direction of the stroke
n
  1. a forehand stroke
  2. the side on which such strokes are made
  3. the part of a horse in front of the saddle



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