o·ver·hand / ˈōvərˌhand/ • adj. & adv. (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. ∎ with the palm of the hand over what it grasps: [as adj.] an overhand grip. ∎ Boxing (of a punch) passing over the other hand: caught him with an overhand right.