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overhand

adjective over·hand \ ˈō-vər-ˌhand \

Definition of overhand

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

overhand

adverb

overhanded

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

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First Known Use of overhand

1656


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overhand

verb

Definition of overhand

transitive verb
:to sew with short vertical stitches

First Known Use of overhand

1871


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overhand

noun

Definition of overhand

:an overhand stroke (as in handball)

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First Known Use of overhand

circa 1934


OVERHAND Defined for English Language Learners

overhand

adjective

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

adjective over·hand \ ˈō-vər-ˌhand \

Definition of overhand for Students

:made with the hand brought forward and down from above the shoulder an overhand throw

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overhand

adverb

Definition of overhand for Students

:with an overhand movement
  • I threw the ball overhand.

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