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from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A bar in a river.
  • v. To hinder or stop, as by an overslaugh or impediment.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A bar in a river.
  • transitive v. To hinder or stop, as by an overslaugh or an impediment

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • To pass over in favor of another: as, to overslaugh a bill in a legislature.
  • To hinder or obstruct: as, to overslaugh a military officer.
  • To oppress; keep down.
  • In military, to remit the ordinary duty of (an officer, or company), because be is detailed for some other work.
  • n. In military, remission of the ordinary daily duty of an officer or company on account of a detail to another duty which takes precedence.
  • n. A sand-bank or-bar which impedes navigation in a river; specifically, one near Albany, New York, in the Hudson.

Etymologies

Dutch overslaan. (Wiktionary)

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