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Verb (usu participle), Adjective, Adverb


  •  The upper hand; advantage; superiority; mastery.  [1913 Webster]
    "He had gotten thereby a great overhand on me."  [1913 Webster]
  •  A throwing or pitching style that is overhanded; also an overhand{2} pitch.  [PJC]
  •  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]
  •  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]
Overhand knot. See Illustration of Knot.
     In an overhand manner or style.  [1913 Webster]


overhand, adj. & adv.
1 (in cricket, tennis, baseball, etc.) thrown or played with the hand above the shoulder.
2 Swimming = OVERARM.
3 a with the palm of the hand downward or inward. b with the hand above the object held.

overhand knot a simple knot made by forming a loop and passing the free end through it.

For further exploring for "overhand" in Webster Dictionary Online

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