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Princeton's WordNet

  1. overhand, overhanded, overarmadjective

    with hand brought forward and down from above shoulder level

    "an overhand pitch"; "an overhand stroke"

  2. overhand, oversewnadjective

    sewn together with overhand stitches (close vertical stitches that pass over and draw the two edges together)


  1. Overhandnoun

    (Baseball) A throwing or pitching style that is overhanded; also an overhand pitch.

  2. Overhandadjective

    (Baseball, Cricket, Tennis, etc.) Done (as pitching or bowling) with the hand higher than the elbow, or the arm above, or higher than, the shoulder; as, an overhand pitch; an overhand stroke.


  1. overhandadverb

    In such a manner

  2. overhandadjective

    Executed with the hand brought forward and down from above the shoulders

  3. overhandadjective

    Sewn with close, vertical stitches that draw the edges of a seam together

  4. overhandadjective

    With the working part on top of the standing part


  1. overhand

    Overhand typically refers to a type of movement or position where the hand or object is moved or positioned over the head or upper body. This term is often used in sports and physical activities, such as swimming (overhand stroke), bowling (overhand throw), and knot-tying (overhand knot), to describe a specific technique or motion. The precise meaning can vary depending on the context. It generally suggests that the palm of the hand is facing downwards or towards the body.


  1. Overhand

    An overhand is a semi-circular and vertical punch thrown with the rear hand. It is usually when the opponent is bobbing or slipping. The strategic utility of the drop relying on body weight can deliver a great deal of power. ⁕ Left overhand in long range ⁕ Right overhand in long range ⁕ Left overhand in long range and counterpunch

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Overhand

    ō′vėr-hand, adj. having the hand raised above the elbow or over the ball at cricket (also O′verhanded): above the shoulder at baseball: (min.) done from below upward.—adv. with the hand over the object.—v.t. to sew over and over.

Anagrams for overhand »

  1. hand over

  2. hand-over

  3. handover

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of overhand in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of overhand in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

Examples of overhand in a Sentence

  1. This British daredevil:

    The Excalibur is a very unique climbing wall, instead of being vertical, it has a high-gradient overhand to it – the structure seems almost alien.

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