top hand

top hand

A worker, especially of a farm or ranch, who is particularly skilled or useful. I hear the boss has a new top hand who's coming in to help break horses this spring.
See also: hand, top
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Tool and die makers became the top hand tool workers of the 19th and early 20th century.
Then, from lying on your back, roll on to the side you get out of bed, bring your knees upwards so they're partly off the edge of the bed, then drop your legs to the floor as you use your top hand to push downwards on the bed to help yourself upright to a sitting position.
Since 2014, the UAE and Egypt have supplied the LNA with military equipment such as aircrafts and helicopters, helping Haftar to become the top hand in the conflict in Libya for eight years, according to previous UN reports.
When the seamer pitched one up on off, Livingstone's bottom hand flew off the bat, but he still generated enough power to launch it over the long-off boundary with the top hand. And oh, he even dared to step out against Afridi's fizzing arm balls.
A Top Hand has not only achieved success in the field, but exemplifies the characteristics of leadership, stewardship, Philanthropy, and community involvement.
The ball thumped Root's top hand as he attempted evasive action and it took a wonderful team effort from John Campbell and Shai Hope to complete the catch.
Root fell to a positively brutish Alzarri Joseph delivery, kicking and jagging off a length before thudding his top hand and being held after brilliant team-work from John Campbell and Shai Hope in the slips.
Kennedy, in negotiations with Khrushchev, had the top hand and Khrushchev knew it.
To get up, you really need balance: Mantling one hand on the bottom, pushing down while stepping up on one foot.I've done it plenty of times, but always with the top hand having a good hold for safety.
Your belly should expand in an exaggerated way on the inhale, your top hand should be still.
v England Arena, Tomorrow, 3pm, BBC1 "I used my top hand...I get criticised about the top hand but I don't think I'll be getting criticised about it now," he said.
"When I first started coaching I too believed that using the top hand was the best way to make a save on a high ball.
- The heel of your second hand should go on the top of the first hand, with fingers of top hand clasping the bottom.