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Definition of "overbite" []

  • A malocclusion of the teeth in which the front upper incisor and canine teeth project over the lower. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "overbite" in a sentence
  • "Is The Mighty One the only one who noticed that her overbite is a millimeter away from being "British"?"
  • "This week has been really busy, between going with Olivia's class on their school trip (to Kew Gardens - very chilly, but luckily not too much rain) and taking Sarah to the orthodontist (recommended to have a removeable kind of brace, which luckily, the NHS will pay for because her overbite is severe enough, but of course there's a huge waiting list for NHS services."
  • "In one case, an insurer rescinded a family's coverage because they failed to disclose that their daughter had been treated for "mandibular hypoplasia" - in other words, an overbite."