running hand

  1. script or calligraphy characterized by uniformly slanted letters that are written quickly and connected by long, continuous strokes of the pen.

Origin of running hand

First recorded in 1640–50

Words Nearby running hand Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

How to use running hand in a sentence

  • She wrote with a firm, running hand, and as from an overflowing mind, without stopping to gather her thoughts.

    The Bastonnais | John Lesperance
  • On top of my mail next morning lay a small envelope, unstamped, and addressed to me in a free running hand.

    The House of a Thousand Candles | Meredith Nicholson
  • The message was scrawled in a free, running hand, with several erasures, as if it had been taken over a telephone.

  • They were running hand in hand, the man a little in front dragging his companion on by force.

    The Crack of Doom | Robert Cromie
  • This they undertook to do, by main strength and sweat, running hand over hand the float-line of a net.