[ verb oh-ver-huhng; adjective oh-ver-huhng ]

  1. simple past tense and past participle of overhang.

  1. hung or suspended from above: an overhung door.

Origin of overhung

First recorded in 1700–10; over- + hung

Words Nearby overhung

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How to use overhung in a sentence

  • For the climber who dabbles in different disciplines the Testarossa, which excels on both overhung boulders and steep sport routes, is a dream.

  • Sometimes the galleries of coal mines are overhung with beautiful proportions of extinct vegetable forms.

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  • A blob of blue smoke curled out of a hole the size of a hogshead in a steep bank overhung with alders.

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  • They disembarked at the clump of cedars, and made the canoe fast to the trunk of one that overhung the water.

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  • This rustic porch, overhung with luxuriant vines, evidently served as the family sitting-room.