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Definition of "overhung" []

  • Past tense and past participle of overhang. (verb)
  • Suspended from above: an overhung door. (adjective)

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 "overhung" in a sentence
  • "He’s been what he calls overhung all day, which means he had a drop too much last night."
  • "If then the wheels be overhung, that is, fixed on the ends of the shafts outside the bearings, leaving the outer faces free, the moving foci may be connected by a rigid link A B, as shown."
  • "American writer speaks of as overhung by “skies of such limpid clearness, that on several evenings Jupiter’s satellites were seen with the naked eye.”"