Backhand means: Sloping from left to right; -- said of handwriting.
Backhand means: Backhanded; indirect; oblique.
Backhanded means: With the hand turned backward; as, a backhanded blow.
Backhanded means: Indirect; awkward; insincere; sarcastic; as, a backhanded compliment.
Backhanded means: Turned back, or inclining to the left; as, a backhanded letters.
Backhandedness means: State of being backhanded; the using of backhanded or indirect methods.
Backhander means: A backhanded blow.
Backhouse means: A building behind the main building. Specifically: A privy; a necessary.
Backing means: The act of moving backward, or of putting or moving anything backward.
Backing means: That which is behind, and forms the back of, anything, usually giving strength or stability.
Zoantharia means: Same as Anthozoa.
Zoanthacea means: A suborder of Actinaria, including Zoanthus and allied genera, which are permanently attached by their bases.
Zizel means: The suslik.
Zizania means: A genus of grasses including Indian rice. See Indian rice, under Rice.
Zittern means: See Cittern.
Zither means: An instrument of music used in Austria and Germany. It has from thirty to forty wires strung across a shallow sounding-board, which lies horizontally on a table before the performer, who uses both hands in playing on it. [Not to be confounded with the old lute-shaped cittern, or cithern.]
Zirconoid means: A double eight-sided pyramid, a form common with tetragonal crystals; -- so called because this form often occurs in crystals of zircon.
Zircono means: See Zirco-.
Zirconium means: A rare element of the carbon-silicon group, intermediate between the metals and nonmetals, obtained from the mineral zircon as a dark sooty powder, or as a gray metallic crystalline substance. Symbol Zr. Atomic weight, 90.4.
Zirconic means: Pertaining to, containing, or resembling, zirconium; as, zirconic oxide; zirconic compounds.
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