One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
(in tennis and other racket sports) with a forehand stroke.
1(in tennis and other racket sports) denoting a stroke played with the palm of the hand facing in the direction of the stroke; forehand.‘a forehanded shot’
- ‘Aiko Nakamura of Japan returns a forehanded shot to Australia's Tamira Paszek during the first round of the French Open on Sunday in Paris.’
2Looking to the future; prudent or thrifty.‘his faculty for forehanded thought about problems to be resolved in the future’
thrifty, sparing, economical, savingView synonyms
- ‘As the U.S. Navy preaches to its officers: ‘Be forehanded.’’
- ‘Always presume that the enemy has dangerous designs and always be forehanded with the remedy.’
- ‘Now as wheat is no longer king and the fruit business is, our forehanded people show the same disposition.’
- ‘Americans simply must become more forehanded and consistent in the way we manage our public affairs.’
- ‘Nobody believed that the forehanded man was going to kill himself when he picked a spot under a big tree, permitted himself to be photographed digging his grave.’
- ‘It isn't surprising that Kaspersky offers most forehanded upgrades for their users because often Kaspersky Lab. is the first to report new malware.’
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