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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.
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But poor King Aegeus, day after day, infirm as he was, had clambered to the summit of a cliff that overhung the sea, and there sat watching for Prince Theseus, homeward bound; and no sooner did he behold the fatal blackness of the sails, than he concluded that his dear son, whom he loved so much, and felt so proud of, had been eaten by the Minotaur.
They soon found themselves in a gloomy dell, between steep banks overhung with trees, where the profound silence was only broken by the tramp of their own horses.
The water- way, so fair above and wide below, flows oppressed by bricks and mortar and stone, by blackened timber and grimed glass and rusty iron, covered with black barges, whipped up by paddles and screws, overburdened with craft, overhung with chains, overshadowed by walls making a steep gorge for its bed, filled with a haze of smoke and dust.
A GREEN valley with a brook running through it, full almost to overflowing with the late rains, overhung by low stooping willows.
They now made their way to the water's edge, scrambling along ledges of rocks that overhung the waves, and obliged often to hold by shrubs and grapevines to avoid slipping into the deep and hurried stream.