Definition of overhang:
- 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.
- The portion of the bow or stem of a vessel that projects over the water beyond the water line.
- 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.
- To hang over; to jut or project over.
- To impend or hang over.
- To jut over.
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They ascended the Ochil Hills, and proceeding along the wooded heights which overhang the banks of Teith, forded that river, and entered at once into the broad valley which opened to them a distant view of Ben Lomond and Ben Ledi.- "The Scottish Chiefs", Jane Porter.
- "Tropic Days", E. J. Banfield.
The French had not undertaken any new enterprise on the right bank of the river, but on the left bank they held the wooded heights of Bois de la Londe, which overhang the southern outlet of the Seine after its encircling the peninsula of Grand Couronne.- "The Franco-German War of 1870-71", Count Helmuth, von Moltke.