overhanging


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o·ver·hang

 (ō′vər-hăng′)
v. o·ver·hung (-hŭng′), o·ver·hang·ing, o·ver·hangs
v.tr.
1. To project or extend over: trees that overhang the stream.
2. To loom over: The threat of nuclear war overhangs modern society.
v.intr.
To project over something: in the shadow where the balcony overhangs.
n. (ō′vər-hăng′)
1. A projecting part, such as an architectural structure or a rock formation.
2. An amount of projection: an overhang of six inches.
3. Nautical The part of a bow or stern that projects over the water.
4. An excess of supply or capacity: An unusually warm winter created an overhang in oil stocks.

overhanging

(ˌəʊvəˈhæŋɪŋ)
adj
hanging, suspended over, or extended beyond
Translations

overhanging

[ˌəʊvəˈhæŋɪŋ] ADJ [cliff, rock] → saliente; [branches, trees, balcony] → que sobresale

overhanging

[ˈəʊvəˈhæŋɪŋ] adjsporgente
References in classic literature ?
People at Stettin drop things into boats out of overhanging warehouses.
A Dove sitting on a tree overhanging the water plucked a leaf and let it fall into the stream close to her.
Down to the ground he came in the utter blackness of the close-set boles and the overhanging verdure of the jungle.
The lawyer was a little, squat, bald man, with a dark, reddish beard, light-colored long eyebrows, and an overhanging brow.
She sat in the quiet doorway, shaded from the little Riverboro world by the overhanging elms.
The newcomer was a short, large-boned, yellow-faced, wrinkled old man, with gray bushy eyebrows overhanging bright eyes of an indefinite grayish color.
Antelope and zebra fell to the boy's spear, or were dragged down by the two powerful beasts of prey who leaped upon them from some overhanging limb or from the ambush of the undergrowth beside the trail to the water hole or the ford.
Instead I stopped close to the opposite wall beneath an overhanging mass of rock that cast a dense shadow beneath it.
Then the great bulls in the center of the arena felt the mighty fangs of their demented fellow, and with one accord they melted into the black shadows of the overhanging forest.
Tarzan, from the tree above the village, had marked the hut into which the chief Arabs had gone, and, balancing himself upon an overhanging limb, he drove his heavy spear with all the force of his giant muscles through the thatched roof.
A solitary angler stood casting his fly at a turn in the stream where the backwater lay still and deep under an overhanging bank.
Nimble as a cat, Tashtego mounts aloft; and without altering his erect posture, runs straight out upon the overhanging main-yard-arm, to the part where it exactly projects over the hoisted Tun.