Definition of overhand in English:


adverb & adjective

North american
  • 1(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 techniques’
    1. 1.1With the palm of the hand over what it grasps.
      [as adjective] ‘an overhand grip’
    2. 1.2Boxing
      (of a punch) passing over the other hand.
      ‘caught him with an overhand right’