Forehand Fore"hand`, a. Done beforehand; anticipative. [1913 Webster]

And so extenuate the forehand sin. --Shak. [1913 Webster]

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  • forehand — [fôr′hand΄] n. 1. Archaic the position in front or above; advantage 2. the part of a horse in front of the rider 3. a kind of stroke, as in tennis, made with the arm extended and the palm of the hand turned forward adj. 1. Obs. done or given… …   English World dictionary

  • Forehand — Fore hand , n. 1. All that part of a horse which is before the rider. Johnson. [1913 Webster] 2. The chief or most important part. Shak. [1913 Webster] 3. Superiority; advantage; start; precedence. [1913 Webster] And, but for ceremony, such a… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • forehand — s.n. (op. b a c k h a n d) Lovitură a mingii la tenis executată în aşa fel încât mâna care ţine racheta are palma îndreptată în afară, nu spre corp. [pron. forhénd, pl. duri, var. forhend s.n. / < engl. forehand]. Trimis de LauraGellner, 13.09 …   Dicționar Român

  • forehand — tennis stroke, 1879 (adj.), 1909 (n.), from FORE (Cf. fore ) + HAND (Cf. 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… …   Etymology dictionary

  • forehand — m DEFINICIJA v. forhend …   Hrvatski jezični portal

  • forehand — ► NOUN ▪ (in tennis and other racket sports) a stroke played with the palm of the hand facing in the direction of the stroke. DERIVATIVES forehanded adjective …   English terms dictionary

  • Forehand — For information on the forehand of a horse, see forehand (horse) The forehand in tennis is a shot made by swinging the racquet across one s body in the direction of where the player wants to place the shot. For a right handed player, the forehand …   Wikipedia

  • forehand — I. noun Date: 1557 1. archaic superior position ; advantage 2. the part of a horse that is before the rider 3. a forehand stroke (as in tennis or racquets); also the side on which such strokes are made II. adjective …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • forehand — UK [ˈfɔː(r)ˌhænd] / US [ˈfɔrˌhænd] noun [countable] Word forms forehand : singular forehand plural forehands a way of hitting the ball in tennis with the palm of your hand towards your opponent a forehand volley …   English dictionary

  • forehand — a [fórhènd ênda] m (ọ̑ ȅ ọ̑ ȇ) šport. udarec pri (namiznem) tenisu z dlanjo proti nasprotniku: močen forehand; neskl. pril.: forehand udarec; prisl.: udarja enako dobro backhand kot forehand …   Slovar slovenskega knjižnega jezika

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