a textile pattern having one checked design superimposed on another so that both are visible.
a fabric having this pattern.
a checkrein passing from the bit, over a horse's head, to the saddle of a harness.

Origin of overcheck

First recorded in 1870–75; over- + check1
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Examples from the Web for overcheck

Historical Examples of overcheck

  • Americans, especially, overcheck their deposits of vitality, and as bankrupts they struggle to transact daily duties.

  • One woman, in a Persian lamb jacket, spoke on the evils of the overcheck; you know how they get that wool?

British Dictionary definitions for overcheck



a thin leather strap attached to a horse's bit to keep its head up
(in textiles)
  1. a checked pattern laid over another checked pattern
  2. a fabric patterned in such a way
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