Underhand

Definition of Underhand

Un´der`hand`   Pronunciation: ŭn´dẽr`hănd`
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 the elbow.
adv.1.By secret means; in a clandestine manner; hence, by fraud; unfairly; dishonorably.
Such mean revenge, committed underhand.
- Dryden.
Baillie Macwheeble provided Janet, underhand, with meal for their maintenance.
- Sir W. Scott.
2.(Baseball, Cricket, etc.) In an underhand manner; thrown with the hand no higher than the shoulder and the palm turned upward during part of the pitch; - said of pitching or bowling a ball.

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