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overhand

o·ver·hand

overhand

 
pronunciation:
o vr haend
parts of speech:
adverb, adjective, noun
features:
Word Combinations (adjective)
part of speech: adverb
definition 1: with the palm downward.
He gripped the paintbrush overhand like a drumstick.
definition 2: with the forearm moving forward and downward from a position above the shoulder.
You can get more distance when you throw overhand.
antonyms:
underhand
 
part of speech: adjective
definition: done with forearm and elbow raised.
an overhand volleyball serve
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part of speech: noun
definition: a stroke or toss performed with the forearm and elbow raised.
derivations: overhanded (adj.), overhanded (adv.)