1. overhand

adjective. with hand brought forward and down from above shoulder level.


  • overarm
  • overhanded


  • underhanded
  • underarm
  • underhandedly

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2. overhand

adjective. sewn together with overhand stitches (close vertical stitches that pass over and draw the two edges together).


  • handmade
  • hand-crafted


  • crooked
  • sneaky
  • corrupt

Example sentences of the word overhand

1. Noun, singular or mass
Make a loop with the rope about 9 inches from the last knot tied and tie an overhand knot with the looped rope to form the tie loop.

2. Verb, non-3rd person singular present
Tie two overhand knots together, with the second knot being tied through the first.

3. Adjective
Start out holding the barbell in a wide, shoulder-width, overhand grip.