What does the word overhaul mean?

Usage examples for overhaul

  1. It does not seem that many letters got through, since now that we have had time to overhaul the laagers of the enemy we have found much correspondence in their waggons. – The Siege of Mafeking (1900) by J. Angus Hamilton
  2. Arriving off the port toward night, Bell sent one of his detachment, the Hatteras, a light side- wheel iron steamer bought from the merchant service, to overhaul a sail in the offing. – Admiral Farragut by A. T. Mahan
  3. Mulford was convinced that the brig would be back in quest of the remaining doubloons, as soon as she could get clear of the sloop- of- war, though he was not altogether without a hope that the latter, when she found it impossible to overhaul her chase, might also return in order to ascertain what discoveries could be made in and about the schooner. – Jack Tier or The Florida Reef by James Fenimore Cooper