Underhand

Un"der*hand`

(n"dr*hnd`), adv. 1. By secret means; in a clandestine manner; hence, by fraud; unfairly; dishonorably.
[1913 Webster]

Such mean revenge, committed underhand.
Dryden.
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Baillie Macwheeble provided Janet, underhand, with meal for their maintenance.
Sir W. Scott.
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In modern usage, the sense is usually negative.
[PJC]

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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