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Meaning of overhand

o•ver•hand

Pronunciation: (ō'vur-hand"), [key]
— adj.
  1. thrown or performed with the hand raised over the shoulder; overarm: overhand stroke.
  2. with the hand and part or all of the arm raised above the shoulder: to pitch overhand.
  3. (in sewing and embroidery) with close, shallow stitches over two edges.
—adv.
—n.
  1. an overhand stroke, throw, or delivery.
—v.t.
  1. to sew overhand.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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