adjective & adverb
- 1chiefly North American (Chiefly of a throw or a stroke with a racket) made with the hand or arm passing above the level of the shoulder: pitch overhand sidearm and overhand techniquesMore example sentences
- The measured ball velocities at the release of overhand throws in competitive male water polo players have ranged from 16.5 to 19.9 meters/second.
- He came through the system as a catcher, and his instinctual throwing motion has him bringing his hand back near his ear for the overhand throw to second.
- Previous studies have documented the consistent changes seen in musculature and bone and have documented changes in range of motion in the dominant shoulder of the overhand throwing athlete.
- 1.1With the palm of the hand over what it grasps: [as adjective]: an overhand gripMore 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.
- 1.2 Boxing (Of a punch) passing over the other hand: caught him with an overhand rightMore example sentences
- Go slow to make sure you've got your form dialed, then try throwing overhand punches, taking care to turn your hips into the blow.
- Spinks was now controlling the bout landing uppercuts and overhand rights to the pressuring Muhammad.
- His right overhand counters found their mark and his left hook was total story in this round.
More definitions of overhandDefinition of overhand in:
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