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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.
In an overhand manner.
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.
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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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By the way, if Chapman had no time to address the ball in this sector with a sidearm or low address, he overhanded the ball to the roof along the green vector, sending the ball back to the rear left corner.
With overhanded power serves and an excellent shot selection, he defeated Jones, 21-12, 21-9, thereby successfully defending his championship.