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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 un·der·hand /ˈʌndɚ/

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Un·der·hand a.
 1. Secret; clandestine; hence, mean; unfair; fraudulent.
 2. Baseball, Cricket, etc. Done, as pitching, with the hand lower than the shoulder, or, as bowling, with the hand lower than the elbow.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Un·der·hand 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.
 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.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      adj 1: with hand brought forward and up from below shoulder level;
             "an underhand pitch"; "an underhand stroke" [syn: underhanded,
              underarm] [ant: overhand]
      2: marked by deception; "achieved success in business only by
         underhand methods" [syn: sneaky, underhanded]
      adv 1: slyly and secretly; "Mean revenge, committed underhand"-
             John Donne; "oldline aristocratic diplomats
             underhandedly undermined the attempt...to align
             Germany with the Western democracies"- C.G.Bowers
             [syn: underhandedly]
      2: with the hand swung below shoulder level'; "throwing a ball
         underarm" [syn: underarm]