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Meaning of underhand

un•der•hand

Pronunciation: (un'dur-hand"), [key]
— adj.
  1. not open and aboveboard; secret and crafty or dishonorable: an underhand deal with the chief of police.
  2. executed with the hand below the level of the shoulder and the palm turned upward and forward: an underhand delivery of a ball.
—adv.
  1. with the hand below the level of the shoulder and the palm turned upward and forward: to bowl underhand.
  2. secretly; stealthily; slyly.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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