Definition of Overhanded

1. Adjective. With hand brought forward and down from above shoulder level. "An overhand stroke"

Exact synonyms: Overarm, Overhand
Category relationships: Athletics, Sport
Similar to: Round-arm
Antonyms: Underhand



Definition of Overhanded

1. Adjective. overhand ¹

2. Adverb. overhand ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Overhanded

1. overhand [v] - See also: overhand

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Overhanded

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overhand
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overhand knots
overhand stitch
overhanded (current term)
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overhappy
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overharden
overhardened

Literary usage of Overhanded

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Clothing for Women; Selection, Design, Construction: A Practical Manual for by Laura Irene Baldt (1916)
"Lace edging overhanded to raw edge of garment. well. Place two rows of gathers around the top of the garment, one-quarter inch apart. ..."

2. The Kedge-anchor; Or, Young Sailors' Assistant: Or, Young Sailors' Assistant by William N. Brady (1864)
"To make an overhanded knot, you pass the end of the rope over the standing part and through the bight. 6.—FIGURE OF EIGHT KNOTS. ..."

3. The Kedge-anchor, Or, Young Sailors' Assistant: Appertaining Tothe Practical by William N. Brady (1882)
"They are used foi many purposes on board a ship, particularly for hammock clews. S.-^overhanded KNOT. n overhanded knot, you pass the end of the rope nver. ..."

4. Rudimentary Treatise on Masting, Mast-making, and Rigging of Ships: Also by Robert Kipping (1854)
"To make an overhanded knot, pass the end of the rope er the standing part and through the ... First make an overhanded knot, sup- osing it be round a yard; ..."

5. Fishing by Henry Cholmondeley-Pennell (1901)
"... his rod and line, the accompanying plate (page 367), shows in outline their relative positions, one in tiie overhanded and the other in the underhanded ..."

6. The New American Cyclopaedia: A Popular Dictionary of General Knowledge by George Ripley, Charles Anderson Dana (1859)
"... keeping the shoulder to the pole, body stady, and no jerking of legs. Do the same mite- handed, keeping the chin above the pole, a:i then overhanded, ..."

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