from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

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

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  • n. A malocclusion, in which the upper teeth extend over the lower ones

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  • n. (dentistry) malocclusion in which the upper teeth extend abnormally far over the lower teeth


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  • 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.

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  • In one case, an insurer rescinded a family's coverage because they failed to disclose that their daughter had been treated for "mandibular hypoplasia" - in other words, an overbite. Weather News

  • If you're like me -- can't tell the difference between a zettabyte and an overbite -- this Big Data stuff may be more than you will want to bite off.

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  • There were about twenty people there, and two presenters; one young woman from the university administration who was blonde and childlike with an overbite.

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  • Still, I mean, a six-foot redheaded Charismatic Mennonite barista with glasses and an overbite, you gotta admit that's pretty awesome ...

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  • But what's really important is that Moloch has an unrequited crush on the unfortunately named Wilhelm, a convicted felon with pink hair and a fetching overbite.

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  • I'll be happy if Moloch ends up with Wilhelm (she of the fetching overbite), but I'm enjoying his banter with Violetta the bumbling Smoke Knight and would like to see it continue.

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  • He has a strange overbite, but that is misleading.

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  • Did she really think, with her overbite and mop of hair, that she had invented desire?

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