Definition of forehanded in English:



  • (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’
  • 2Looking to the future; prudent or thrifty.

    ‘his faculty for forehanded thought about problems to be resolved in the future’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘As the U.S. Navy preaches to its officers: ‘Be forehanded.’’
    • ‘It isn't surprising that Kaspersky offers most forehanded upgrades for their users because often Kaspersky Lab. is the first to report new malware.’
    • ‘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.’
    thrifty, sparing, economical, saving