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.Also,o'ver•hand"ed. with the hand over the object: to grasp one's fork overhand.