- an act or instance of overdrawing a checking account.
- a check overdrawn on a checking account.
- the amount overdrawn.
- an excessive drawing on or drawing off of something.
- a draft made to pass over a fire, as in a furnace.
- a draft passing downward through a kiln.
- Metalworking. a tendency of a rolled piece to curve upward after passing through a stand, occurring when the lower roll is faster than the upper.
Origin of overdraft
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Examples from the Web for overdraft
He suggested that the sum in question was related to making good an overdraft at JPMorgan in London.Jon Corzine Can’t Answer $1.2 Billion Question About MF Global at Hearing
December 16, 2011
The queen mother was said to have died with an overdraft at Coutts of more than £2 million; it was settled by her daughter.Juiciest Bits From the Royal Exposé
October 31, 2011
So far, just being me has taken me to a 250-square-foot apartment and the overdraft protection black list.Get Famous or Your Money Back
June 18, 2009
The Prince has had an overdraft; you will give me a statement; that's all!Serge Panine, Complete
We are saved; the overdraft will be paid off, and we are in smooth water again.The Marriage of Esther
The law has at least stopped the overdraft, but we still lack the $500.The Idyl of Twin Fires
Walter Prichard Eaton
No money was drawn out of the bank by Cowperwood & Co. after that to create an overdraft.The Financier
Suppose it were a check on an overdrawn account; would Providence intervene to prevent an overdraft?The Main Chance
- a draft or withdrawal of money in excess of the credit balance on a bank or building-society cheque account
- the amount of money drawn or withdrawn thus
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Word Origin and History for overdraft
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
The amount by which a check exceeds the funds on deposit to cover it.
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