- overhand knot,
- overhead camshaft,
- overhead door,
- overhead projector,
- overhead railway,
- overhead-valve engine
Origin of overhead
Examples from the Web for overhead
Bulbs strung among branches in the overhead wild hibiscus tree form a radiant canopy.A Magical Meal at Louie’s Backyard in the Conch Republic|Jane & Michael Stern|July 13, 2014|DAILY BEAST
On shorter routes, overhead electrical wires began to provide the juice.
In a typical day, he has to spend 14 hours on the job to make enough money to cover his overhead and earn a profit.
The police were overhead in a helicopter trying to persuade the young man to come down.
An overhead view of a model walking the runway at the Project Runway Spring 2014 fashion show.
Overhead and round him were the quiet hills and the green fields.The Three Devils: Luther's, Milton's, and Goethe's|David Masson
Overhead the scud was flying with more wind than we could feel, and we had cause to be anxious.A Sea Queen's Sailing|Charles Whistler
In the comparative silence of this deserted cavern, now, there were also the blurred sounds from overhead.Astounding Stories, July, 1931|Various
The land might be situated in one or two localities, but not profitably in more, because of the increase in overhead expenses.A Stake in the Land|Peter Alexander Speek
Overhead the stars began to show, the air was cutting; it bit with frost.Waysiders|Seumas O'Kelly
- a stroke in racket games played from above head height
- (as modifier)an overhead smash
All costs of running a business other than wages paid to production workers or payments for raw material to be used in production. Overhead includes the cost of renting or leasing a store in which business is transacted, the cost of heating a factory, and similar expenses.