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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.
American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright © 2016 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.
1. (General Sporting Terms) thrown or performed with the hand raised above the shoulder
2. (Knitting & Sewing) sewn with thread passing over two edges in one direction
3. (General Sporting Terms) with the hand above the shoulder; overarm
4. (Knitting & Sewing) with shallow stitches passing over two edges
(Knitting & Sewing) to sew (two edges) overhand
Collins English Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged, 12th Edition 2014 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1994, 1998, 2000, 2003, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2011, 2014
1. thrown or performed with the hand and often part or all of the arm raised over the shoulder; overarm.
2. (in sewing and embroidery) designating one of a row of tiny, close-set stitches for binding over two edges of material.adv.
3. with the hand raised above the shoulder: to pitch overhand.
4. with the hand over the object.n.
5. an overhand stroke, throw, or delivery.v.t.
6. to sew with overhand stitches.Also, o′ver•hand`ed (for defs. 1,2).
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Past participle: overhanded
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|Adj.||1.||overhand - with hand brought forward and down from above shoulder level; "an overhand pitch"; "an overhand stroke"|
|2.||overhand - sewn together with overhand stitches (close vertical stitches that pass over and draw the two edges together)|
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