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Definition of overhang:

  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. The portion of the bow or stem of a vessel that projects over the water beyond the water line.
  4. 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.
  5. To hang over; to jut or project over.
  6. To impend or hang over.
  7. To jut over.


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