overhang

Part of speech: verb

To project or hang over; menace.

Part of speech: noun

An overhanging portion; also, the amount of projection.

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Usage examples "overhang":

  1. A sickening apprehension had seized upon Keeko as she contemplated the overhang of the tree. - "The Heart of Unaga", Ridgwell Cullum.
  2. It splinters vertically and goes up in cliffs, very high and sculptured, with a quality almost of porcelain, that at a certain level suddenly become more rude and massive and begin to overhang. - "The Passionate Friends", Herbert George Wells.
  3. As with all sheer precipices, the lip on which we stood seemed slightly to overhang, so that in order to see one had apparently to crane away over, quite off balance. - "The Killer", Stewart Edward White.