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o•ver•hand



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.

n.
an overhand stroke, throw, or delivery.

v.t.
to sew overhand.

Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.

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