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  • With the hand turned backward.
         a backhanded blow
  • Indirect; awkward; insincere; sarcastic.
         a backhanded compliment
  • Turned back, or inclining to the left
         backhanded letters
- The Nuttall Encyclopedia

Back"hand`ed, a. 1. With the hand turned backward; as, a backhanded blow.

2. Indirect; awkward; insincere; sarcastic; as, a backhanded compliment.

3. Turned back, or inclining to the left; as, backhanded letters.

- Webster's Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

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