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English definition of “overhang”


noun [C] (STICK OUT)    /ˈəʊ.və.hæŋ/ US  /ˈoʊ.vɚ-/
the part of a rock or roof that sticks out over something below: The church is unsafe because it was built on an overhang.Protruding and sticking out overhanging     /-ɪŋ/ adjective the overhanging branches of a tree Protruding and sticking out
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