Definitions

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  • adj. overhand
  • adv. overhand

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. performed with the arm moving above the shoulder; overhand{2}; -- of methods of throwing, especially in baseball. Contrasted with underhand and sidearm.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Having the hand above the object or higher than the elbow; overhand.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. with hand brought forward and down from above shoulder level

Etymologies

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over- +‎ handed

Examples

  • '' It's one of those balls you get caught between underhanded or throw overhanded, '' Bass said.

    USATODAY.com

  • This shoulder doesn't let me throw overhanded either, and we took a break to try to throw this giant disc thing he has, but my shoulder is not hearing about any Frisbee-like throwing.

    April 29th, 2007

  • I think the proper way to cut this cake is with short overhanded stabbing motions, kind of like he would be using on you AAAAHHHHH!

    Wreckplicas

  • Anybody that threw overhanded like this was easy for me to hit.

    The Neyer/James Guide To Pitchers

  • You see the overhanded stuff all the time, then this guy comes in there throwing the ball from out of the ground.

    The Neyer/James Guide To Pitchers

  • My favorite pitch was a whistler right under the chin, and, as Ty Cobb said, I had a couple of good curve balls, an overhanded pitch that broke sharply down and a sweeping, sidearmed curve.

    The Neyer/James Guide To Pitchers

  • Marcum is a half-side-arm thrower, but in delivering the screwball he comes down overhanded.

    The Neyer/James Guide To Pitchers

  • O f the two, I believe I can control a ball pitched underhanded better than I can overhanded.

    The Neyer/James Guide To Pitchers

  • Stan Musial: He had a wonderful overhanded curve, one of the best I ever saw.

    The Neyer/James Guide To Pitchers

  • Description: “Raffensberger, whose six-two height is accentuated by his slimness, has what is probably the widest range of pitching delivery in the majors, from decidedly underhanded to completely overhanded, with varying degrees of side-arm and three-quarters.”

    The Neyer/James Guide To Pitchers

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