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


To impend or hang over.


Beau. & Fl.


To hang over; to jut or project over.



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O`ver*hang", v. i.

To jut over.



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O`ver*hang`, n. Arch.


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


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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