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overhand

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adjective over·hand \ˈō-vər-ˌhand\

Definition of overhand

  1. :  made with the hand brought forward and down from above shoulder level

overhand

adverb

overhanded

play \ˌō-vər-ˈhan-dəd\ adverb or adjective

1656

First Known Use of overhand

1656


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overhand

verb over·hand

Definition of overhand

  1. transitive verb
  2. :  to sew with short vertical stitches

1871

First Known Use of overhand

1871


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overhand

noun over·hand

Definition of overhand

  1. :  an overhand stroke (as in handball)

Circa 1934

First Known Use of overhand

circa 1934


OVERHAND Defined for English Language Learners

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overhand

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adjective over·hand \ˈō-vər-ˌhand\

Definition of overhand for English Language Learners

  • : made with the hand brought forward and down from above the shoulder


OVERHAND Defined for Kids

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overhand

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adjective over·hand \ˈō-vər-ˌhand\

Definition of overhand for Students

  1. :  made with the hand brought forward and down from above the shoulder <an overhand throw>


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overhand

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adverb over·hand

Definition of overhand for Students

  1. :  with an overhand movement <I threw the ball overhand.>


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  1. Spanish Central: Translation of overhand


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