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overhang

Aeronautics
a. half the difference in span of the main supporting surfaces of a biplane or other multiplane
b. the distance from the outer supporting strut of a wing to the wing tip

Overhang

The horizontal distance that the upper story or roof projects beyond the story immediately below.

overhang

[′ō·vər‚haŋ]
(building construction)
The distance measured horizontally that a roof projects beyond a wall.
(geology)
The part of a salt plug that projects from the top.

overhang

overhang, 1
1. The projection of an upper story or roof beyond a story immediately below.
2. See jetty.
3. In a truss, the extension of the top chord of a truss beyond the heel, measured horizontally.
4. Same as overshoot.

overhang

overhang
i. The distance from the outer strut attachment to the tip of the wing.
ii. On a biplane, triplane, or other multiplane, an extension of a wing beyond that of another in a span-wise direction; the amount of this extension is equal to one-half the difference between the spans of the wing from tip to tip. The overhang is positive when the upper of the two main supporting surfaces has the larger span.