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Meaning of OVERHAND

Pronunciation:  'owvur`hand

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [adj]  sewn together with overhand stitches (close vertical stitches that pass over and draw the two edges together)
  2. [adj]  (sports) with hand brought forward and down from above shoulder level; "an overhand pitch"; "an overhand stroke"

OVERHAND is a 8 letter word that starts with O.


 Synonyms: hand-crafted, handmade, overarm, overhanded, oversewn, round-arm
 Antonyms: underarm, underhand, underhanded



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \O"ver*hand`\, n.
    The upper hand; advantage; superiority; mastery.
          He had gotten thereby a great overhand on me. --Sir T.
  2. \O"ver*hand`\, a.
    1. (Sewing) Over and over; -- applied to a style of sewing,
       or to a seam, in which two edges, usually selvedges, are
       sewed together by passing each stitch over both.
    2. (Baseball, Cricket, etc.) Done (as pitching or bowling)
       with the hand higher than the elbow, or the arm above, or
       higher than, the shoulder.
    {Overhand knot}. See Illustration of {Knot}.
  3. \O"ver*hand`\, adv.
    In an overhand manner or style.