overhand

Definitions

  • Overhand Knot
    Overhand Knot
  • WordNet 3.6
    • adj overhand sewn together with overhand stitches (close vertical stitches that pass over and draw the two edges together)
    • adj overhand with hand brought forward and down from above shoulder level "an overhand pitch","an overhand stroke"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Overhand (Baseball) A throwing or pitching style that is overhanded; also an overhand{2} pitch.
    • Overhand (Baseball, Cricket, Tennis, etc) Done (as pitching or bowling) with the hand higher than the elbow, or the arm above, or higher than, the shoulder; as, an overhand pitch; an overhand stroke.
    • adv Overhand In an overhand manner or style.
    • Overhand (Sewing) Over and over; -- applied to a style of sewing, or to a seam, in which two edges, usually selvedges, are sewed together by passing each stitch over both.
    • Overhand The upper hand; advantage; superiority; mastery. "He had gotten thereby a great overhand on me."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • overhand With the hand over the object; with the knuckles upward; with the hand raised higher than the elbow: opposed to underhand: as, he bowls overhand.
    • overhand In mining. from below upward: used in reference to stoping out the contents of the vein. See stope, n. and verb
    • overhand In needlework, over and over.
    • overhand In cricket, with the hand raised above the elbow or over the ball: as, overhand bowling.
    • overhand In base-ball, with the hand above the shoulder: as, overhand pitching.
    • overhand In mining, done from below upward: as, overhand stoping.
    • n overhand The upper hand; superiority; supremacy.
    • overhand In needlework, to sew over and over.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • adj Overhand ō′vėr-hand having the hand raised above the elbow or over the ball at cricket (also O′verhanded): above the shoulder at baseball:
    • adv Overhand with the hand over the object
    • v.t Overhand to sew over and over
    • adj Overhand ō′vėr-hand (min.) done from below upward
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Usage

In literature:

The mouth is hemmed or overhanded with horse-hair, and the sides are usually sewed through and through with the same.
"Wake-Robin" by John Burroughs
Overhand's the only way to do it.
"Smoke Bellew" by Jack London
The "Figure-Eight Knot" is almost as simple as the overhand and is plainly shown in Figs.
"Knots, Splices and Rope Work" by A. Hyatt Verrill
The pieces for an overhand seam should be pinned carefully, placing the pins at right angles to the edge.
"Textiles and Clothing" by Kate Heintz Watson
The woman was ploughing through the water with great overhand strokes.
"Little Miss Grouch" by Samuel Hopkins Adams
Just then she made a spring for that rope ladder of ours and overhands up like a trapeze star.
"Shorty McCabe" by Sewell Ford
A winze is sunk underhand, while a rise is put up overhand.
"Principles of Mining" by Herbert C. Hoover
The two ropes are laid alongside one another, then with each end an overhand knot is made around the standing part of the other.
"Boy Scouts Handbook" by Boy Scouts of America
There is also a bundle of unspun hair tied in the center with an overhand knot (139543).
"A Burial Cave in Baja California" by William C. Massey
That would be as silly as using an overhand stab with a dagger.
"Nor Iron Bars a Cage...." by Gordon Randall Garrett
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In news:

Lyle Pfaff can't muster the strength to shoot a basketball overhand anymore.
He'll still have an overhand delivery but drop down at times to keep hitters off-guard.
Squat down and grab the bar with a shoulder-width, overhand grip.
Bring the ends together, and tie them in an overhand knot.
He walks directly to the counter and, with a sweeping overhand gesture, extends cash to the clerk, bills held vertically in his fingers.
Grab a dumbbell with an overhand grip.
For as long as I've climbed, I've heard different views on what backup to use when tying in: Yosemite finish, double-barrel knot, overhand, or 18 inches of tail.
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In science:

Inside the droplet the repulsive behaviour of the point charges takes overhand and causes them to be very evenly spread out there.
Fluctuations of eigenvalues of random normal matrices
Jonasson, J.; The overhand shuffle mixes in Θ(n2 log n) steps, Ann.
Mixing times for the interchange process
One easily observes that the configurations in MV ( ¯σ) contain interfaces with no overhands.
A roughening transition indicated by the behaviour of ground states
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