Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • adjective Suspended from above.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Hung from above: said of a sliding door when it moves, by means of door-hangers or other appliances, upon a rail at the top. An underhung door is one in which the weight of the door is carried by a rail resting on the floor or by the wall near the base of the door.
  • In mech., having no outboard bearing; hanging on the end of a shaft; hung on or supported by a shaft having a bearing only on one side of the piece which is supported.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective Covered over; ornamented with hangings.
  • adjective Suspended from above or from the top.
  • adjective a sliding door, suspended door, suspended from the top, as upon rollers.

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  • verb Simple past tense and past participle of overhang.

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Examples

  • He’s been what he calls overhung all day, which means he had a drop too much last night.

    Cargo of Eagles

  • He’s been what he calls overhung all day, which means he had a drop too much last night.

    Cargo of Eagles

  • 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.

    Mechanical Drawing Self-Taught

  • 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.”

    The Story of Eclipses

  • The centerpiece is a marble counter that seats 20 and anchors the dining room, overhung with brass pendant lights.

    Casting a Net in Midtown

  • Leaves float on the murky surface overhung with branches and, after the mainline rail bridge, our boat bumps the bottom as it comes alongside a wharf.

    Country diary: Cornwall

  • A large and straight rather than a prominent nose; blue gray penetrating eyes which are widely separated and overhung by a heavy brow.

    George Washington’s First War

  • It was surrounded by mangroves that overhung the deep water.

    MAUKI

  • A large and straight rather than a prominent nose; blue gray penetrating eyes which are widely separated and overhung by a heavy brow.

    George Washington’s First War

  • Three Valkyries smiled and patted his giant sides with sword-calloused hands as he made his way through to the huge central fire overhung by a spit that would take the strength of both Odin and Thor to lift once his gutted body was speared.

    The Pig’s End « A Fly in Amber

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