Definition of overhand in English:


Line breaks: over|hand
Pronunciation: /ˈəʊvəhand

adjective & adverb

  • 1chiefly North American another term for overarm. you can’t pitch overhand
  • 2With the palm of the hand downward or inward: [as adjective]: an overhand grip
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    • Begin this lift by placing your hands in an overhand grip with palms facing your body.
    • Start with an overhand grip (palms away) on the bar slightly wider than shoulder width.
    • She uses an overhand grip, palms facing forward, and makes sure her shoulders, elbows and wrists are all in line.

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