from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- transitive v. To examine or go over carefully for needed repairs.
- transitive v. To dismantle in order to make repairs.
- transitive v. Nautical To slacken (a line) or to release and separate the blocks of (a tackle).
- transitive v. To make extensive renovations or revisions on; renovate: proposals to overhaul the health care system.
- transitive v. To catch up with; overtake.
- n. An act of overhauling.
- n. A repair job.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A major repair, remake, renovation, or revision.
- n. the process after the fire appears extinguished in which the firefighters search the structure for signs of hot spots that may cause the structure to reignite. Often this includes the process of salvage under the blanket term, salvage and overhaul.
- v. To modernize, repair, renovate, or revise completely.
- v. To pass, overtake, or travel past.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- transitive v. To haul or drag over; hence, to turn over for examination; to inspect; to examine thoroughly with a view to corrections or repairs.
- transitive v. To gain upon in a chase; to overtake.
- transitive v. To repair thoroughly; to make repairs on; -- usually implying major repairs and perhaps modifying improvements.
- n. A strict examination with a view to correction or repairs.
- n. A major repair or a revision for the purpose of improvement.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To turn over for examination; examine thoroughly with a view to repairs.
- To reëxamine, as accounts.
- To gain upon; make up with; overtake.
- To search a ship for contraband goods.
- n. Examination; inspection; repair.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- v. make repairs, renovations, revisions or adjustments to
- n. the act of improving by renewing and restoring
- v. travel past
- n. periodic maintenance on a car or machine
over- + haul. (Wiktionary)