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Definition of "overhand" []

  • Executed with the hand brought forward and down from above the level of the shoulder: an overhand pitch; an overhand stroke. (adjective)
  • Sewn with close, vertical stitches drawing two edges together, with each stitch passing over the seam formed by the edges. (adjective)
  • In an overhand manner. (adverb)
  • An overhand throw, stroke, or delivery. (noun)
  • An overhand stitch or seam. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "overhand" in a sentence
  • "I've never climbed anything on that wall -- the overhand is pretty severe and I am pretty heavy."
  • "These are basically the same stitch, called overhand if it is perpendicular and whipping if it is slanted."
  • "-- By far the greatest bulk of ore is broken overhand, that is broken upward from one level to the next above."