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Origin of overhand

First recorded in 1860–65; over- + hand
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British Dictionary definitions for overhand

overhand
/ (ˈəʊvəˌhænd) /

adjective

thrown or performed with the hand raised above the shoulder
sewn with thread passing over two edges in one direction

adverb

with the hand above the shoulder; overarm
with shallow stitches passing over two edges

verb

to sew (two edges) overhand
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