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-
Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019
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
- a checked pattern laid over another checked pattern
- a fabric patterned in such a way
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