Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun In military, remission of the ordinary daily duty of an officer or company on account of a detail to another duty which takes precedence.
  • noun A sand-bank or-bar which impedes navigation in a river; specifically, one near Albany, New York, in the Hudson.
  • 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.

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

  • transitive verb Local Cant, U. S. To hinder or stop, as by an overslaugh or an impediment
  • noun Local, U. S. A bar in a river.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun US, dialect A bar in a river.
  • verb US, dialect, slang, transitive To hinder or stop, as by an overslaugh or impediment.

Etymologies

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Dutch overslaan.

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