overhanded
overhanded overhanded adj. performed with the arm moving above the shoulder; overhand[2]; -- of methods of throwing, especially in baseball. Contrasted with {underhand} and {sidearm}.

Syn: overarm. [WordNet 1.5]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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