verb (used with object)
to pass over or disregard (a person) by giving a promotion, position, etc., to another instead.
Origin of overslaugh
< Dutch overslaan,
equivalent to over- over-
to strike; compare German überschlagen;
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Historical Examples of overslaugh
But these subjects took a somewhat loftier tone, than the contemplation of an exchange of orderly duty, or an overslaugh of guard.
At length we reached the Overslaugh, which, as was apt to be the case, was well sprinkled with vessels aground.
The Castleton Bar or "overslaugh," as it was known by the river pilots, impeded for years navigation in low water.
British Dictionary definitions for overslaugh
military the passing over of one duty for another that takes precedence
(tr) US to pass over; ignore
Word Origin for overslaugh
C18: from Dutch overslaan to pass over
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