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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Overhand \O"ver*hand`\, a. 1. (Sewing) Over and over; -- applied to a style of sewing, or to a seam, in which two edges, usually selvedges, are sewed together by passing each stitch over both. [1913 Webster] 2. (Baseball, Cricket, Tennis, etc.) Done (as pitching or bowling) with the hand higher than the elbow, or the arm above, or higher than, the shoulder; as, an overhand pitch; an overhand stroke. [1913 Webster +PJC] Overhand knot. See Illustration of Knot. [1913 Webster]