- lying or resting on something else.
- situated above; overhanging.
- exerted from above, as pressure.
Origin of superincumbent
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Examples from the Web for superincumbent
Then she felt a hand trying to remove her superincumbent head-gear.Under the Waves
R M Ballantyne
Under this superincumbent weight I had long struggled to stand.Rattlin the Reefer
Yet these are hidden beneath a superincumbent mass of trivialities.Renaissance in Italy: Italian Literature
John Addington Symonds
The present superincumbent mass is about 20 feet in thickness.The Youthful Wanderer
George H. Heffner
A banded column, such as we see in Early English Gothic, looks weak and incapable of supporting the superincumbent weight.Colouration in Animals and Plants
- lying or being on top of something else
- situated or suspended above; overhanging
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