underhand


From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Underhand \Un"der*hand`\ ([u^]n"d[~e]r*h[a^]nd`), a.
   1. Secret; clandestine; hence, mean; unfair; fraudulent.
      --Addison.
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   2. (Baseball, Cricket, etc.) Done, as pitching, with the hand
      lower than the shoulder, or, as bowling, with the hand
      lower than the elbow.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Underhand \Un"der*hand`\ ([u^]n"d[~e]r*h[a^]nd`), adv.
   1. By secret means; in a clandestine manner; hence, by fraud;
      unfairly; dishonorably.
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            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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   Note: In modern usage, the sense is usually negative.
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   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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