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Meaning of OVERHANG

Pronunciation:  [n]'owvur`hang, [v]`owvur'hang, 'owvur`hang

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  projection that extends beyond or hangs over something else
  2. [v]  be suspended over or hang over; "This huge rock beetles over the edge of the town"
  3. [v]  project over

OVERHANG is a 8 letter word that starts with O.


 Synonyms: beetle
 See Also: eaves, fantail, hang, jut, jut out, project, projection, protrude, stick out



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \O`ver*hang"\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Overhung}; p. pr. &
    vb. n. {Overhanging}.]
    1. To impend or hang over. [R.] --Beau. & Fl.
    2. To hang over; to jut or project over. --Pope.
  2. \O`ver*hang"\, v. i.
    To jut over. --Milton.
  3. \O`ver*hang`\, n. (Arch.)
    1. In a general sense, that which just out or projects; a
       projection; also, the measure of the projection; as, the
       overhang is five feet.
    2. Specifically: The projection of an upper part (as a roof,
       an upper story, or other part) of a building beyond the
       lower part; as, the overhang of a roof, of the eaves, etc.
    3. (Naut.) The portion of the bow or stem of a vessel that
       projects over the water beyond the water line.
    4. (Mach.) The projection of a part beyond another part that
       is directly below it, or beyond a part by which it is
       supported; as, the overhang of a shaft; i. e., its
       projection beyond its bearing.
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