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from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A line drawn over text or a repeating decimal.
  • v. To draw a line over or above text.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • To draw a line over (writing): the opposite of underline.
  • In manuscript or printed matter, to place a translation over each line.


over- +‎ line, by analogy with underline. (Wiktionary)



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