1. (computing, uncountable) A feature in wordprocessing whereby each typed character replaces the character after the cursor rather than being inserted before it.
    Synonyms: overstrike, typeover
  2. (historical, countable) A kind of steam wagon having the engine above the cab.
    cot en

overtype (overtypes, present participle overtyping; past and past participle overtyped)

  1. To type on top of something already typed.
    You can produce the yen sign ¥ by overtyping an equals sign = on a letter Y.

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