overhand overhand

Definition(s):

  1. (adj) with hand brought forward and down from above shoulder level
  2. (adj) sewn together with overhand stitches (close vertical stitches that pass over and draw the two edges together)

Synonym(s)

Usage(s):

  1. When he pitches overhand, it does not curve at all.
  2. On opening day in Cincinnati, Marge Schott, owner of the hometown Reds, threw out the first ball overhand.
  3. In his last bout, on the Mike Tyson undercard in October, he devastated his opponent with rapid-fire reflexes and a withering overhand left.

News

  • Defiance 8 | Jonathan Alder 2: Jonathan Alder falls to Defiance, Rivers

    Defiance left-hander Weston Rivers stands 6 feet 4, weighs 240 pounds and has an old-school look about him by wearing his stockings knee-high. He looks more imposing throwing an overhand fastball that tops out at 85 mph on the radar gun.
    on June 9, 2013     Source: The Columbus Dispatch

Quotes

  1. "I was not much in awe," said Feller, the oldest living Hall player at 89. "I had good stuff that day. I threw that overhand high fastball out of the bleachers. We figured the National League hitters hadn't seen it."
    on Jul 15, 2008 By: Bob Feller Source: USA Today

  2. "He's so unpredictable. I tried to figure him out," Mosley said. "It wasn't that I was sluggish. I was watching out for his overhand rights, left hooks. He was a bit awkward. I was kind of hesitant. Maybe in the middle rounds, I kind of held...
    on Sep 28, 2008 By: Shane Mosley Source: USA Today

  3. "I always struggled with where his release came from," Childress said. "It's kind of a drop-down, three-quarter, not overhand, over the top release. Just in the tape I've watched [since] he's been in the league, he can make some of the...
    on Mar 22, 2007 By: Brad Childress Source: Minneapolis Star Tribune

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