Definitions For Backhand


  • A return made with the back of the hand facing the direction of the stroke
  • A way of hitting a ball in tennis and similar games in which the back of the hand holding the racket is turned in the direction of the ball
  • A catch in baseball and similar games that is made on the side of the body that is opposite the hand being used


  • Hit a tennis ball backhand


  • (of racket strokes) made across the body with back of hand facing direction of stroke


  • (of handwriting) having the letters slanting backward

Is Backhand a Scrabble Word?

Words With Friends YES
Scrabble US YES
Scrabble UK YES
English International (SOWPODS) YES
Scrabble Global YES
Enable1 Dictionary YES

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Words with Friends

The word Backhand is worth 20 points in Scrabble and 22 points in Words with Friends

Examples of Backhand in a Sentence

  • She has a good backhand but a weak forehand.

Synonyms for Backhand

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