Un"der*hand`(n"dr*hnd`), 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.
In modern usage, the sense is usually negative.
(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.
[1913 Webster +PJC]
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