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overdrive

a very high gear in a motor vehicle used at high speeds to reduce wear and save fuel

overdrive

[′ō·vər‚drīv]
(mechanical engineering)
An automobile engine device that lowers the gear ratio, thereby reducing fuel consumption.

Overdrive

(processor)
An Intel Pentium processor which fits into a socket designed to accomodate an Intel 486, or into a special upgrade socket on the motherboard.
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As compared to the ultimate displacement of joints with flush-driven nails, reductions due to overdriving were 22, 41, and 45 percent for the specimens with nails overdriven to depths of 1.6 mm, 3.2 mm, and 4.8 mm, respectively.
Another problem with thermal overdriving occurs when trying to achieve the core setpoint temperature in as rapid a time as possible.
The results suggest that overdriving the nail beyond the face veneer thickness lowers the strength of the joint.