Definition of forehand in English:


Line breaks: fore|hand
Pronunciation: /ˈfɔːhand


  • 1(In tennis and other racket sports) a stroke played with the palm of the hand facing in the direction of the stroke: [as modifier]: a good forehand drive
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    • Behind the pavilion, tennis players traded forehands and backhands on the red courts that spread beneath the canopy of trees in the Edinburgh Gardens.
    • At the same time, I wanted her right forearm to roll over as if she were hitting a forehand topspin shot in tennis.
    • The cable fly is also a great exercise for racket sports such as tennis, racquetball, squash and badminton when executing the forehand stroke.
  • 2The part of a horse in front of the saddle.
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    • Keep your balance back off their forehand, in order to help them lift their front end.
    • Some horses never completely catch up and stay built downhill, or what we call on their forehand, their whole lives.
    • It will then never be able to get light on the forehand as it is being taught the opposite.

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