Un"der*hand` (?), a.

1.

Secret; clandestine; hence, mean; unfair; fraudulent.

Addison.

2. Baseball, Cricket, etc.

Done, as pitching, with the hand lower than the shoulder, or, as bowling, with the hand lower than elbow.

 

© Webster 1913.


Un"der*hand` (?), adv.

1.

By secret means; in a clandestine manner; hence, by fraud; unfairly.

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; -- said of pitching or bowling.

 

© Webster 1913.

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