Definition of overhand in English:

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overhand

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
More example sentences
  • 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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