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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.
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overhand

(ˈəʊvəˌhænd)
adj
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
adv
3. (General Sporting Terms) with the hand above the shoulder; overarm
4. (Knitting & Sewing) with shallow stitches passing over two edges
vb
(Knitting & Sewing) to sew (two edges) overhand
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o•ver•hand

(ˈoʊ vərˌhænd)
adj.
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).
[1860–65]
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overhand


Past participle: overhanded
Gerund: overhanding

Imperative
overhand
overhand
Present
I overhand
you overhand
he/she/it overhands
we overhand
you overhand
they overhand
Preterite
I overhanded
you overhanded
he/she/it overhanded
we overhanded
you overhanded
they overhanded
Present Continuous
I am overhanding
you are overhanding
he/she/it is overhanding
we are overhanding
you are overhanding
they are overhanding
Present Perfect
I have overhanded
you have overhanded
he/she/it has overhanded
we have overhanded
you have overhanded
they have overhanded
Past Continuous
I was overhanding
you were overhanding
he/she/it was overhanding
we were overhanding
you were overhanding
they were overhanding
Past Perfect
I had overhanded
you had overhanded
he/she/it had overhanded
we had overhanded
you had overhanded
they had overhanded
Future
I will overhand
you will overhand
he/she/it will overhand
we will overhand
you will overhand
they will overhand
Future Perfect
I will have overhanded
you will have overhanded
he/she/it will have overhanded
we will have overhanded
you will have overhanded
they will have overhanded
Future Continuous
I will be overhanding
you will be overhanding
he/she/it will be overhanding
we will be overhanding
you will be overhanding
they will be overhanding
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been overhanding
you have been overhanding
he/she/it has been overhanding
we have been overhanding
you have been overhanding
they have been overhanding
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been overhanding
you will have been overhanding
he/she/it will have been overhanding
we will have been overhanding
you will have been overhanding
they will have been overhanding
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been overhanding
you had been overhanding
he/she/it had been overhanding
we had been overhanding
you had been overhanding
they had been overhanding
Conditional
I would overhand
you would overhand
he/she/it would overhand
we would overhand
you would overhand
they would overhand
Past Conditional
I would have overhanded
you would have overhanded
he/she/it would have overhanded
we would have overhanded
you would have overhanded
they would have overhanded
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.overhand - 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
underarm, underhand, underhanded - with hand brought forward and up from below shoulder level; "an underhand pitch"; "an underhand stroke"
2.overhand - sewn together with overhand stitches (close vertical stitches that pass over and draw the two edges together)
hand-crafted, handmade - made by hand or a hand process; "delicate handmade baby dresses"
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Translations

overhand

[ˈəʊvəhænd] (US)
A. ADJ [stroke] → dado por encima de la cabeza
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References in classic literature ?
When one is in one of those villages it seems spacious, and its houses seem high and not out of proportion to the mountain that overhands them--but from our altitude, what a change!
I undressed in the water and struck out with a strong, single- overhand stroke, crossing the current at right-angles.
He watched her take the water, diving cleanly, like a boy, from the end of the little pier; and he watched her strike out with single overhand stroke, her henchmen swimming a dozen feet on either side.
At this point the current ran close to the shore, so that we were immediately in deep water, and, to my intense satisfaction, Victory struck out with a strong, overhand stroke and set all my fears on her account at rest.
And yet, to see her swimming the sharp quick English overhand stroke, and getting somewhere with it, too, was--well, I understand anatomy and athletics and such things, and yet it was a mystery to me how she could do it.