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fore·hand

 (fôr′hănd′)
adj.
1. Made with the palm of the dominant hand facing forward: a forehand tennis stroke.
2. Obsolete Taking place, done, or given beforehand; prior.
n.
1.
a. A forehand stroke or shot, as in tennis.
b. A position for controlling a ball or puck, in which the palm of the dominant hand faces forward: had the puck on his forehand when he shot.
2. The part of a horse in front of the rider.
adv.
With a forehand stroke or motion.

forehand

(ˈfɔːˌhænd)
adj (prenominal)
1. (General Sporting Terms) sport
a. (of a stroke) made with the racket held so that the wrist is facing the direction of the stroke
b. of or relating to the right side of a right-handed player or the left side of a left-handed player
2. foremost or paramount
3. done or given beforehand
n
4. (General Sporting Terms) sport
a. a forehand stroke
b. the side on which such strokes are made
5. (Horse Training, Riding & Manège) the part of a horse in front of the saddle
6. a frontal position
adv
(General Sporting Terms) sport with a forehand stroke
vb
(General Sporting Terms) sport to play (a shot) forehand

fore•hand

(ˈfɔrˌhænd, ˈfoʊr-)

adj.
1. (in tennis, squash, etc.) of, pertaining to, or being a stroke made with the palm of the hand facing the direction of movement. Compare backhand (def. 5).
2. being in front or ahead.
n.
3. (in tennis, squash, etc.) a forehand stroke.
4. the part of a horse in front of the rider.
adv.
5. with a forehand stroke.
[1535–45]

forehand


Past participle: forehanded
Gerund: forehanding

Imperative
forehand
forehand
Present
I forehand
you forehand
he/she/it forehands
we forehand
you forehand
they forehand
Preterite
I forehanded
you forehanded
he/she/it forehanded
we forehanded
you forehanded
they forehanded
Present Continuous
I am forehanding
you are forehanding
he/she/it is forehanding
we are forehanding
you are forehanding
they are forehanding
Present Perfect
I have forehanded
you have forehanded
he/she/it has forehanded
we have forehanded
you have forehanded
they have forehanded
Past Continuous
I was forehanding
you were forehanding
he/she/it was forehanding
we were forehanding
you were forehanding
they were forehanding
Past Perfect
I had forehanded
you had forehanded
he/she/it had forehanded
we had forehanded
you had forehanded
they had forehanded
Future
I will forehand
you will forehand
he/she/it will forehand
we will forehand
you will forehand
they will forehand
Future Perfect
I will have forehanded
you will have forehanded
he/she/it will have forehanded
we will have forehanded
you will have forehanded
they will have forehanded
Future Continuous
I will be forehanding
you will be forehanding
he/she/it will be forehanding
we will be forehanding
you will be forehanding
they will be forehanding
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been forehanding
you have been forehanding
he/she/it has been forehanding
we have been forehanding
you have been forehanding
they have been forehanding
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been forehanding
you will have been forehanding
he/she/it will have been forehanding
we will have been forehanding
you will have been forehanding
they will have been forehanding
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been forehanding
you had been forehanding
he/she/it had been forehanding
we had been forehanding
you had been forehanding
they had been forehanding
Conditional
I would forehand
you would forehand
he/she/it would forehand
we would forehand
you would forehand
they would forehand
Past Conditional
I would have forehanded
you would have forehanded
he/she/it would have forehanded
we would have forehanded
you would have forehanded
they would have forehanded
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.forehand - (sports) a return made with the palm of the hand facing the direction of the stroke (as in tennis or badminton or squash)forehand - (sports) a return made with the palm of the hand facing the direction of the stroke (as in tennis or badminton or squash)
squash rackets, squash racquets, squash - a game played in an enclosed court by two or four players who strike the ball with long-handled rackets
badminton - a game played on a court with light long-handled rackets used to volley a shuttlecock over a net
lawn tennis, tennis - a game played with rackets by two or four players who hit a ball back and forth over a net that divides the court
return - a tennis stroke that sends the ball back to the other player; "he won the point on a cross-court return"
Adj.1.forehand - (of racket strokes) made with palm facing direction of stroke
backhand, backhanded - (of racket strokes) made across the body with back of hand facing direction of stroke
Translations
ظَهْر اليَد
forehandforehandový
forhåndforhånds-
kämmenlyönti
forhend
tenyeres
forhandarhögg
smūgis iš dešinėssmūgis iš kairės
forhendforhendový
iç vuruş

forehand

[ˈfɔːhænd] N (Tennis) → drive m

forehand

[ˈfɔːrhænd] ncoup m droit

forehand

(Sport)
nVorhand f
attrVorhand-; forehand volleyVorhandvolley m

forehand

[ˈfɔːˌhænd] n (Tennis) → diritto

forehand

(ˈfoːhӕnd) noun
in tennis etc, (the ability to make) a stroke or shot with the palm of one's hand turned towards the ball. a strong forehand; (also adjective) a forehand stroke.
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Nadal saved two break points, the first with a trademark curling forehand on to the line, but Djokovic showed his forehand down the line was pretty good, too, to bring up a third chance and this time his opponent just missed with an off forehand.
World number one Nadal, an eight-times Roland Garros winner, did not concede a single break point in a one-sided encounter on court Philippe Chatrier, hammering the British seventh seed with forehand winners.
1 Nadal, an eight-time Roland Garros winner, did not concede a single break point in a one-sided encounter on Court Philippe Chatrier, sinking the seventh seed with a series of forehand winners.
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His forehand was misfiring and some better play from Ferrer gave him the chance to break back, which he took by winning a mammoth rally.
The forehand ranks closely behind the serve in importance both for researchers and practitioners.
The scoreline certainly suggested Brands had been holding his own and Nadal's poor forehand into the net gave him the crucial break point before a double-fault allowed him to serve for the set.
After a closely fought first set which Berdych won 7-5, Roger Federer's conqueror in the quarter-finals lost his forehand and his way as Murray reeled off the next two sets 6-2, 6-1.