Definitions for: Underhand

[adv] with the hand swung below shoulder level'; "throwing a ball underarm"
[adv] slyly and secretly; "Mean revenge, committed underhand"- John Donne; "oldline aristocratic diplomats underhandedly undermined the align Germany with the Western democracies"- C.G.Bowers
[adj] marked by deception; "achieved success in business only by underhand methods"
[adj] (sports) with hand brought forward and up from below shoulder level; "an underhand pitch"; "an underhand stroke"

Webster (1913) Definition: Un"der*hand`, a.
1. Secret; clandestine; hence, mean; unfair; fraudulent.

2. (Baseball, Cricket, etc.) Done, as pitching, with the hand
lower than the shoulder, or, as bowling, with the hand
lower than elbow.

Un"der*hand`, adv.
1. By secret means; in a clandestine manner; hence, by fraud;

Such mean revenge, committed underhand. --Dryden.

Baillie Macwheeble provided Janet, underhand, with
meal for their maintenance. --Sir W.

2. (Baseball, Cricket, etc.) In an underhand manner; -- said
of pitching or bowling.

Synonyms: corrupt, crooked, sneaky, underarm, underarm, underhanded, underhandedly

Antonyms: overarm, overhand, overhanded

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