verb (used with object), o·ver·topped, o·ver·top·ping.
Examples from the Web for overtopping
Overtopping these on each side is a row of gigantic Scotch firs, the largest in the surrounding district.The Vale of Lyvennet|John Salkeld Bland
The whole place is a kind of wilderness of ruin; there are scarcely any details; the great feature is the overtopping wall.
Afar up the wood-crowned hill, the overtopping trees shot forth pinnacles and walls and streamers of arrowy fire.Wonders of the Yellowstone|James Richardson
Overtopping others in character, he was conspicuous also in debate.Charles Sumner; his complete works, volume 7 (of 20)|Charles Sumner
Overtopping trees lean timidly over and peer down into the Pool, which coldly repulses their shadows.The Heart of the White Mountains, Their Legend and Scenery|Samuel Adams Drake