[oh-ver-land, -luh nd]
  1. proceeding, performed, or carried on overland: the overland route to the West.

Origin of overland

First recorded in 1325–75, overland is from the Middle English word overlond. See over-, land


[oh-ver-luh nd]
  1. a city in E Missouri, near St. Louis.
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adjective, adverb (prenominal)
  1. over or across land
  1. Australian history to drive (cattle or sheep) overland
Derived Formsoverlander, noun
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