forehand (plural forehands)
- (racket sports) A stroke in which the palm of the hand faces the direction of the stroke.
- (disc sports) A throw similar to a sidearm throw in baseball, where the disc remains on the throwing-arm side of the body and is led by the middle finger.
- All of the part of a horse which is before the rider.
- (archaic) The chief or most important part.
- Superiority; advantage; start; precedence.
- 1599, William Shakespeare, “The Life of Henry the Fift”, in Mr. William Shakespeares Comedies, Histories, & Tragedies: Published According to the True Originall Copies (First Folio), London: Printed by Isaac Iaggard, and Ed[ward] Blount, published 1623, OCLC 606515358 ↗, [Act IV, scene i]:
- And, but for ceremony such a wretch,
Winding up days with toil and nights with sleep,
Had the forehand and vantage of a king
- (surfing) The hand towards the front of the board.
- (kind of throw in sports) flick
- French: coup droit
forehand (not comparable)
- Beforehand; paid in advance.
- a forehand rent
forehand (forehands, present participle forehanding; past and past participle forehanded)
- (transitive) To strike with a forehand stroke.