from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Made or done with the hand moving palm forward: a forehand tennis stroke.
- adj. Obsolete Taking place, done, or given beforehand; prior.
- n. A forehand stroke, as in tennis.
- n. The part of a horse in front of the rider.
- adv. With a forehand stroke or motion.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. a stroke in which the palm of the hand faces the direction of the stroke
- n. a throw similar to a sidearm throw in baseball, where the disc remains on the throwing-arm side of the body and is led by the middle finger
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. All that part of a horse which is before the rider.
- n. The chief or most important part.
- n. Superiority; advantage; start; precedence.
- adj. Done beforehand; anticipative.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The part of a horse which is in front of the rider.
- n. The chief part; main dependence.
- n. Advantage; the better.
- Done beforehand; anticipative; done or paid in advance.
- Being ahead or in advance; front.
- In lawn-tennis, noting a stroke made by a right-handed player when the ball is on the right side of his body, or by a left-handed player when it is on the left side.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. (of racket strokes) made with palm facing direction of stroke
- n. (sports) a return made with the palm of the hand facing the direction of the stroke (as in tennis or badminton or squash)
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Someday, they'll decide my forehand is as good as, if not better than, my backhand.
"His forehand is not only heavy, it's hard," says Patrick McEnroe, the U.S.
Trailing 6-4, Acasuso saved one match point on Safin's serve, but then netted a forehand from the baseline after a short rally.
He hit four clean winners topspin forehand lob, crosscourt backhand pass, forehand pass, and crosscourt forehand return to break and win the set.
Kim, ranked No. 234, reached match point with a forehand from the baseline that ticked the top of the net and dribbled over.
A long forehand from the American gave Wozniacki a second break in the sixth game and allowed the Dane to serve for the first set, and she wrapped up the first set with the match only 30 minutes old.
The forehand is a remarkable short-arm whip, the backhand a faintly sadistic double-handed beheading.
Grosjean hit a lunging volley for a winner, then called a forehand crosscourt for another winner and the set.
Norman saved that third match point with a forehand winner, and eventually won the game when Pareau again overruled a linesman and called a forehand by Kuerten long.
The Serve + 1 tactic is essentially a double team, combining the strength of the serve with the strength of a forehand, which is a much more potent weapon than its weaker cousin, the backhand.