Overhand knot
Overhand O"ver*hand`, a. 1. (Sewing) Over and over; -- applied to a style of sewing, or to a seam, in which two edges, usually selvedges, are sewed together by passing each stitch over both. [1913 Webster]

2. (Baseball, Cricket, Tennis, etc.) Done (as pitching or bowling) with the hand higher than the elbow, or the arm above, or higher than, the shoulder; as, an overhand pitch; an overhand stroke. [1913 Webster +PJC]

{Overhand knot}. See Illustration of {Knot}. [1913 Webster]


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  • Overhand knot — The use of two overhand knots, one used as a stopper. Names Overhand knot, Thumb knot Category Stopper …   Wikipedia

  • overhand knot — n. a kind of knot: see KNOT1 …   English World dictionary

  • overhand knot — a simple knot of various uses that slips easily. Also called single knot. See illus. under knot. [1830 40] * * * …   Universalium

  • overhand knot — noun A particular, very simple knot, used e.g. to prevent the end of a rope from unraveling, and as part of other knots. Syn: single knot, thumb knot …   Wiktionary

  • overhand knot — o′verhand knot′ n. navig. a simple knot of various uses that slips easily Also called single knot • Etymology: 1830–40 …   From formal English to slang

  • overhand knot — noun Date: 1840 a small knot often used to prevent the end of a cord from fraying see knot illustration …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • overhand knot — noun a simple small knot (often used as part of other knots) • Hypernyms: ↑knot …   Useful english dictionary

  • overhand knot — a knot tied by hagfish (Myxinidae) at the head and slid down the body to remove excess slime …   Dictionary of ichthyology

  • overhand knot — noun a simple knot made by forming a loop and passing a free end through it …   English new terms dictionary

  • overhand knot — /ˈoʊvəhænd nɒt/ (say ohvuhhand not) noun a simple knot of various uses which slips easily …   Australian English dictionary

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