overhand
I. adjective Date: 1656 made with the hand brought forward and down from above shoulder level • overhand adverboverhanded adverb or adjective II. transitive verb Date: 1871 to sew with short vertical stitches III. noun Date: circa 1934 an overhand stroke (as in handball)

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  • overhand — [ō′vər hand΄] adj. 1. with the hand over the object it grasps 2. performed with the hand raised above the elbow or the arm above the shoulder [an overhand pitch] 3. designating or of a style of sewing, or a seam, in which the stitches are passed… …   English World dictionary

  • 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… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Overhand — O ver*hand , n. 1. The upper hand; advantage; superiority; mastery. [1913 Webster] He had gotten thereby a great overhand on me. Sir T. More. [1913 Webster] 2. (Baseball) A throwing or pitching style that is overhanded; also an overhand[2] pitch …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Overhand — may refer to: See drop (boxing) for Overhand (boxing), a looping punch Overhand knot This disambiguation page lists articles associated with the same title. If an internal link led you here, you may wish to chan …   Wikipedia

  • Overhand — O ver*hand , adv. In an overhand manner or style. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • overhand — 1570s, upside down, from OVER (Cf. over) + HAND (Cf. hand). Sense in tennis, etc., in reference to hand position above that which is gripped, is first recorded 1861. Of cricket and baseball throws or bowls, done with the hand raised above the… …   Etymology dictionary

  • overhand — ► ADJECTIVE & ADVERB 1) overarm. 2) with the palm downward or inward …   English terms dictionary

  • overhand — /oh veuhr hand /, adj. 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,… …   Universalium

  • overhand — o•ver•hand [[t]ˈoʊ vərˌhænd[/t]] adj. 1) thrown or performed with the hand and often part or all of the arm raised over the shoulder; overarm 2) clo (in sewing and embroidery) designating one of a row of tiny, close set stitches for binding over… …   From formal English to slang

  • overhand — /ˈoʊvəhænd / (say ohvuhhand) adjective Also, overhanded. 1. done or delivered overhand. –adverb 2. with the hand over the object. 3. with the hand raised above the shoulder. 4. Sewing with close, shallow stitches over two selvages. –verb (t) 5.… …   Australian English dictionary

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