O`ver*hang" (?), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Overhung (?); p. pr. & vb. n. Overhanging.]

1.

To impend or hang over.

[R.]

Beau. & Fl.

2.

To hang over; to jut or project over.

Pope.

 

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O`ver*hang", v. i.

To jut over.

Milton.

 

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O`ver*hang`, n. Arch.

1.

In a general sense, that which just out or projects; a projection; also, the measure of the projection; as, the overhang is five feet.

2.

Specifically: The projection of an upper part (as a roof, an upper story, or other part) of a building beyond the lower part; as, the overhang of a roof, of the eaves, etc.

3. Naut.

The portion of the bow or stem of a vessel that projects over the water beyond the water line.

4. Mach.

The projection of a part beyond another part that is directly below it, or beyond a part by which it is supported; as, the overhang of a shaft; i. e., its projection beyond its bearing.

 

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