hand over hand

adverb

Definition of hand over hand

: by grasping with the hands moving alternately one before or above the other climb a rope hand over hand haul in a line hand over hand

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First Known Use of hand over hand

1736, in the meaning defined above

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“Hand over hand.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/hand%20over%20hand. Accessed 27 Nov. 2020.

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