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overhand

[oh-ver-hand] /ˈoʊ vərˌhænd/
adjective
1.
thrown or performed with the hand raised over the shoulder; overarm:
overhand stroke.
2.
with the hand and part or all of the arm raised above the shoulder:
to pitch overhand.
3.
(in sewing and embroidery) with close, shallow stitches over two edges.
adverb, Also, overhanded
4.
with the hand over the object:
to grasp one's fork overhand.
noun
5.
an overhand stroke, throw, or delivery.
verb (used with object)
6.
to sew overhand.
Origin
1860-1865
1860-65; over- + hand
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Examples from the web for overhand
  • Snakes should go into a pillowcase or cloth bag tied with an overhand knot and then into another pillowcase that is also tied.
  • With reference to the paper then, the speed accuracy tradeoff would emerge when using an overhand shallow throw.
  • Underhand, not overhand, is the natural way to throw a ball.
  • Fantasy owners don't care whether he throws overhand, side-armed or underhand.
  • While the climbing area is rather small, you'll find challenges such as overhand climbing along with pocket and crack climbing.
  • His seven knockout victories are a testament to his heavy hands, particularly his overhand right.
  • There were overhand rights and rights to the body and left jabs and hooks to the head and body.
  • Selected movement concepts of the following manipulative skills: roll, underhand throw, and overhand throw.
  • These mortars shall be able to be used on horizontal, vertical and overhand locations.
British Dictionary definitions for overhand

overhand

/ˈəʊvəˌhænd/
adjective
1.
thrown or performed with the hand raised above the shoulder
2.
sewn with thread passing over two edges in one direction
adverb
3.
with the hand above the shoulder; overarm
4.
with shallow stitches passing over two edges
verb
5.
to sew (two edges) overhand
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Word Origin and History for overhand
adv.

1570s, "upside down," from over- + hand. Sense in tennis, etc., in reference to hand position above that which is gripped, is first recorded 1861. As an adjective, of throws, strokes, or bowls, "done with the hand raised above the shoulder," it is first recorded 1828 (in cricket).

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