Definitions

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  • verb Present participle of overtop.
  • adjective Surmounting, surpassing.

Etymologies

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Examples

  • VERY fortunately the report was, at least right now, inaccurate: the overtopping is on the west side of the Industrial Canal.

    Your Right Hand Thief

  • S. O'BRIEN: S. you feel that the overtopping is the big problem.

    CNN Transcript Sep 24, 2005

  • Restore the valve system to allow all water to flow through the channel below the dam rather than along the side, and hopefully prevent most 'overtopping' incidences caused by high water during winter rains.

    JACK LONDON'S LAKE & DAM

  • Update: We Saw That has video of an earlier report by Gary Tuchman where he indicated that parts of the industrial canal were experiencing more than "overtopping".

    Your Right Hand Thief

  • Update: We Saw That has video of an earlier report by Gary Tuchman where he indicated that parts of the industrial canal were experiencing more than "overtopping".

    Archive 2008-09-01

  • Over 100 years ago, Adolph Sutro, the 24th mayor of San Francisco, recognized the power of San Francisco's waves, building a wave catch-basin that he hoped to one day turn into a wave-powered "overtopping" system near Cliff House.

    Gavin Newsom: Power America With Ocean Energy

  • Trash refers to the habit of hanging a weight round the neck of the fleetest of a pack of hounds, to keep him from getting ahead of the rest; and 'overtopping' to trees shooting up above the others in a grove, which have to be lopped to keep them even.

    Shakespeare Study Programs; The Comedies

  • Over 100 years ago, Adolph Sutro, the 24th mayor of San Francisco, recognized the power of San Francisco's waves, building a wave catch-basin that he hoped to one day turn into a wave-powered "overtopping" system near Cliff House.

    The Full Feed from HuffingtonPost.com

  • During this time, the ACoE kept referring to the canal flood as an "overtopping".

    NewsBusters.org - Exposing Liberal Media Bias

  • "overtopping" caused the walls to breach at the 17th Street Canal.

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