- with the hand over the object: to grasp one's fork overhand.
- an overhand stroke, throw, or delivery.
- to sew overhand.
Origin of overhand
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Examples from the Web for overhand
She threw the sticks with the overhand swing of a boy pitching a ball.Shifting Sands
Sara Ware Bassett
That would be as silly as using an overhand stab with a dagger.Nor Iron Bars a Cage....
Gordon Randall Garrett
Pin to the band and overhand, taking a stitch for each pleat of the gathers.
Overhand closely from right to left with short even stitches.
Hold the button with the left hand and overhand the loop to the cloth.
- thrown or performed with the hand raised above the shoulder
- sewn with thread passing over two edges in one direction
- with the hand above the shoulder; overarm
- with shallow stitches passing over two edges
- to sew (two edges) overhand
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Word Origin and History for overhand
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