overhang

4 definitions found

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Overhang \O'ver*hang"\, verb (used with an object) [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.

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Overhang \O'ver*hang"\, verb (used without an object) To jut over. --Milton.

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Overhang \O'ver*hang'\, noun (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.

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:

overhang

noun

1: projection that extends beyond or hangs over something else

verb

1: project over

2: be suspended over or hang over; "This huge rock beetles over the edge of the town" [syn: {overhang}, {beetle}]


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