1. Underhand; clandestine.
2. Insufficiently provided with hands or workers; short-handed; sparsely populated; obsolete in this sense, short-handed or understaffed being the preferrred term.
Norway . . . might defy the world, . . . but it is much underhanded now. --Coleridge.
adj 1: marked by deception; "achieved success in business only by
underhand methods" [syn: sneaky, underhand]
2: with hand brought forward and up from below shoulder level;
"an underhand pitch"; "an underhand stroke" [syn: underhand,
underarm] [ant: overhand]