Definitions

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A check pattern that is superimposed upon another pattern
  • n. A strap that stretches from the pollstrap of the bridle to the saddle

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. In harness, a check-rein passing over a horse's head between the ears; an overdraw-check.

Etymologies

over- +‎ check (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • For Lady Sarah, I did a lime wool coat with wide revers, the fabric having a very fine overcheck of black.

    Women I Have Dressed (and Undressed!)

  • “Was it a rather large brown and white check with an overcheck of black?”

    Killer Dolphin

  • Persian lamb jacket, spoke on the evils of the overcheck; you know how they get that wool?

    The Master-Knot of Human Fate

  • To be sure, Wilkes had more in the 'thirty list, but the Clays had brains, and were cheerful; they neither lugged nor hung back, whereas you always had to lay whip to a Wilkes in order to get along a bit, or else use a gag and overcheck.

    Little Journeys To the Homes of the Great

  • Troglodyte Homonculus longsleeve flannel shirt XL - white / grey / black check with purple overcheck.

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