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strikeover

[ strahyk-oh-ver ]
/ ˈstraɪkˌoʊ vər /
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noun

an act or instance of typing over a character, as one typed in error, without erasing it.
the typed-over character: The letter was full of strikeovers.

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Origin of strikeover

First recorded in 1935–40; noun use of verb phrase strike over
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