/ (ˌəʊvəˈtɒpɪŋ) /

  1. the rising of water over the top of a barrier

Words Nearby overtopping

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How to use overtopping in a sentence

  • He was a big fellow, broad shouldered and tall, overtopping the chief by several inches, though the latter was not short.

    South from Hudson Bay | E. C. [Ethel Claire] Brill
  • overtopping others in character, he was conspicuous also in debate.

  • In the crowded street I saw Locasto's hat overtopping all others, so that I had no difficulty in shadowing him.

    The Trail of '98 | Robert W. Service
  • And Andrew's great height overtopping the crowd afforded him a fair view of the course.

    The Mountebank | William J. Locke
  • All up the south side of the cabin they grew, overtopping the eaves in their riotous perfection.

    The Trail of '98 | Robert W. Service