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adverb & adjectiveNorth 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’
- 1.1With the palm of the hand over what it grasps.[as adjective] ‘an overhand grip’
(of a punch) passing over the other hand.‘caught him with an overhand right’
- 1.1With the palm of the hand over what it grasps.
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