[ verb oh-ver-hang; noun oh-ver-hang ]
/ verb ˌoʊ vərˈhæŋ; noun ˈoʊ vərˌhæŋ /

verb (used with object), o·ver·hung, o·ver·hang·ing.

verb (used without object), o·ver·hung, o·ver·hang·ing.

to hang over; project or jut out over something below: How far does the balcony overhang?


Origin of overhang

First recorded in 1590–1600; over- + hang
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verb (ˌəʊvəˈhæŋ) -hangs, -hanging or -hung

to project or extend beyond (a surface, building, etc)
(tr) to hang or be suspended over
(tr) to menace, threaten, or dominate

noun (ˈəʊvəˌhæŋ)

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