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See also: overhånd and over-hand

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EnglishEdit

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EtymologyEdit

over- +‎ hand

PronunciationEdit

AdjectiveEdit

 
An overhand pitch
 
overhand knot

overhand (not comparable)

  1. Executed with the hand brought forward and down from above the shoulders
  2. (sewing) Sewn with close, vertical stitches that draw the edges of a seam together
  3. (of a loop in rope) With the working part on top of the standing part.
  4. (masonry) Laid such that the surface of the wall to be jointed is on the opposite side of the wall from the mason, requiring the mason to lean over the wall to complete the work.
  5. (mining) Done from below upward.

SynonymsEdit

  • (with the hand from above): overarm

NounEdit

overhand (plural overhands)

  1. The upper hand; advantage; superiority; mastery.
    • Sir T. More
      He had gotten thereby a great overhand on me.

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AdverbEdit

overhand (not comparable)

  1. In an overhand manner

VerbEdit

 
overhand stitch

overhand (third-person singular simple present overhands, present participle overhanding, simple past and past participle overhanded)

  1. Sew using an overhand stitch.
    • 1913, Jane Eayre Fryer, The Mary Frances Sewing Book, →ISBN:
      Now, those little ends of the bag above the running stitches, are to be overhanded together.

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