overhang
Pronunciation
  • (British) IPA: /əʊvəˈhaŋ/ (verb), IPA: /ˈəʊvəhaŋ/ (noun)
  • (America) IPA: /ˈoʊvəɹˌhæŋ/ (noun)
Verb

overhang (overhangs, present participle overhanging; past and past participle overhung)

  1. (transitive) To hang over (something).
    • 1819, Lord Byron, Don Juan, II.116:
      Her brow was overhung with coins of gold, / That sparkled o'er the auburn of her hair [...].
  2. (intransitive) To impend.
Translations Noun

overhang (plural overhangs)

  1. (economics) The volume that tips the balance between the demand and the supply toward demand lagging supply.
  2. (architecture) That portion of the roof structure that extends beyond the exterior walls of a building.
  3. A fatty roll of pubis flab that hangs over one's genitals; a FUPA.
  4. Anything that overhangs or protrudes over its base, such as a wave immediately before breaking, or a protruding cliff or rock wall.
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