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Overhand   Listen
noun
Overhand  n.  
1.
The upper hand; advantage; superiority; mastery. "He had gotten thereby a great overhand on me."
2.
(Baseball) A throwing or pitching style that is overhanded; also an overhand (2) pitch.






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"Overhand" Quotes from Famous Books



... from visiting friends in Maine. She's an awfully good swimmer. Watch her." The girl poised for an instant on the edge of the float and then dived gracefully into the water, striking out with a powerful overhand stroke for another float a quarter of a mile out in the Sound. The boys watched her red cap as she rounded the float and started back, swimming easily and expertly. When she reached the beach, she ran out of the water, rubbed her hands over her face, and ...
— The Plastic Age • Percy Marks

... few moments they did swim, strongly and with long overhand strokes, Tommy and Harriet keeping close together, Harriet ever watchful that a swell did not carry her little companion from her. They had made considerable progress, but still the shore seemed to have disappeared from view. The light ...
— The Meadow-Brook Girls by the Sea - Or The Loss of The Lonesome Bar • Janet Aldridge

... OVERHAND LOOP KNOT. When pulling a rope you may wish to gain more purchase on it or you may wish to insert a short stick to pull with. Use the loop knot shown ...
— How Girls Can Help Their Country • Juliette Low

... learned to "overhand," And "hem" so fine and neat, To "backstitch," "run," and many a join That she could ...
— Mother Truth's Melodies - Common Sense For Children • Mrs. E. P. Miller

... his pudding, for on his entering, the man of sleep brought him a pint of hot tea, a small loaf, and a large knife and fork and plate. Left to himself in his box, he stood the pudding on the bare table, and, instead of cutting it, stabbed it, overhand, with the knife, like a mortal enemy; then took the knife out, wiped it on his sleeve, tore the pudding asunder with his fingers, and ate it all up. The remembrance of this man with the pudding remains with me as the remembrance of the most spectral ...
— The Uncommercial Traveller • Charles Dickens

... CI Rogero overhand, not in the rest Carries his lance, and beats, with downright blow, The monstrous orc. What this resembled best, But a huge, writhing mass, I do not know; Which wore no form of animal exprest, Save in the head, with eyes and teeth of sow. His forehead, 'twixt the eyes, Rogero ...
— Orlando Furioso • Lodovico Ariosto

... think this would be an appropriate thing to do. I want you to make a little dress for Totty. I will do the more difficult parts, such as putting it together, but you must run the tucks, and hem it, and overhand the seams. And it must be done very neatly, as all babies' dresses should be dainty and fine. You may work half an hour on it every day, and, when it is finished, it will be a pretty little gift for ...
— Marjorie's Busy Days • Carolyn Wells

... Shorty retorted doggedly, "an' you bet your sweet life I don't mean anything underhanded. Overhand's the only way to do it. You can't throw 'em ...
— Smoke Bellew • Jack London

... Rope. Whipping and Seizing Rope. Loops. Cuckolds' Necks. Clinches. Overhand and Figure-eight Knots. Square and Reef Knots. Granny Knots. Open-hand and Fishermen's Knots. Ordinary Knots and Weavers' Knots. Garrick Bends ...
— Knots, Splices and Rope Work • A. Hyatt Verrill

... in the same position that the pitcher occupies in a game of baseball; but in place of pitching or making the underhand throw, he throws overhand and "gives" the ball to the catcher over the right shoulder ...
— Healthful Sports for Boys • Alfred Rochefort

... was little to be gained from waiting. Caradoc moved toward his friends with a long overhand stroke that gave him the queer appearance of some huge water bug striding along. Madden and Greer propelled themselves slowly toward the schooner, waiting for their friend to close up. They could not keep their eyes ...
— The Cruise of the Dry Dock • T. S. Stribling

... vines, and twigs, and pretty things hanging on her tent-door. He's been off on horseback. Just my luck to have him get up first. Jack always does, you know; and last night I sewed up the tent-opening with carpet-thread, good and tight, overhand—stitches I wouldn't be ...
— A Summer in a Canyon: A California Story • Kate Douglas Wiggin

... away his plate. With the natural need of a strong rough man in anger, to do something forcible, he now clutched his knife overhand, and struck downward with it at the end of every succeeding sentence. As he would have struck with his own clenched fist if there had chanced to be ...
— Our Mutual Friend • Charles Dickens



Words linked to "Overhand" :   overhanded, athletics, underhand, round-arm, handmade, overarm, oversewn, overhand knot, hand-crafted, sport, overhand stitch



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