overhang

overhang [ō΄vər haŋ′; ] also, and for n.always [, ō′vər haŋ΄]
vt.
overhung, overhanging
1. to hang or project over or beyond
2. to loom over; threaten
vi.
to hang over; project or jut out over something
n.
1.
a) the projection of one thing over or beyond another
b) the amount of such projection
c) an overhanging or projecting part, as the part of a ship's stern projecting beyond the sternpost
2. Aeron. one half the difference in span of the two wings on a biplane or the distance from the last outer strut to the tip of the wing on a monoplane
3. Archit. a projection of one part of a structure over another
4.
a) Econ. a surplus, as of a commodity, relative to current demand
b) an excess of money in circulation, relative to the amount of goods and services available for purchase

English World dictionary. . 2014.

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