overhanded


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o·ver·hand

 (ō′vər-hănd′)
adj. or o·ver·hand·ed (ō′vər-hăn′dĭd)
1. Executed with the hand brought forward and down from above the level of the shoulder: an overhand pitch; an overhand stroke.
2. Sewn with close, vertical stitches drawing two edges together, with each stitch passing over the seam formed by the edges.
adv.
In an overhand manner.
n.
1. An overhand throw, stroke, or delivery.
2. An overhand stitch or seam.
tr.v. o·ver·hand·ed, o·ver·hand·ing, o·ver·hands
To sew with overhand stitches.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.overhanded - with hand brought forward and down from above shoulder level; "an overhand pitch"; "an overhand stroke"
athletics, sport - an active diversion requiring physical exertion and competition
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He can shoot underhanded or overhanded, one-handed or two-handed, any way he wishes.