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O`ver*head" (?), adv.

Aloft; above; in or attached to the ceiling or roof; in the story or upon the floor above; in the zenith.

While overhead the moon Sits arbitress. Milton.

Also used adjectively; as, an overhead crane, gear, etc.

Overhead engine, a vertical steam engine in which the cylinder stands above the crank. -- Overhead work, a general term in manufactories for countershafting and gearing, when overhead.


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