• (ice hockey) Of a play that uses the back side of the hockey stick

    "He scored on a backhand shot."

  • (of strokes or throws) In the backhand style
  • (handwriting) Of any left slanting handwriting


  • (Ultimate Frisbee) the standard throw; a throw during which the disc begins on the off-hand side and travels across the chest to be released from the opposite side.
  • Handwriting that leans to the left
  • (surfing) the hand towards the back of the board.
  • (tennis) a stroke made across the chest from the off-hand side to the racquet hand side; a stroke during which the back of the hand faces the shot.
  • The reverse side of the human hand.


  • to execute a backhand stroke or throw
  • to slap with the back of one's hand

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