AskDefine | Define overhang

Dictionary Definition

overhang n : projection that extends beyond or hangs over something else


1 project over
2 be suspended over or hang over; "This huge rock beetles over the edge of the town" [syn: beetle] [also: overhung]

User Contributed Dictionary



  • /'ovəɻhεɳ/


  1. To hang across or beyond, as on a building.



  1. The volume that tips the balance between the demand and the supply toward demand lagging supply.
  2. That portion of the roof structure that extends beyond the exterior walls of a building.

Extensive Definition

Overhang may refer to:
  • Debt overhang, a fiscal situation of a government
  • Market overhang, a concept in marketing
  • Monetary overhang, a phenomenon where people have money holdings due to the lack of ability to spend them
  • Overhang seat, a constituency seat in excess of a party's entitlement
  • Overhang is a term used for the part of a car's length that is outside of the wheelbase.

See also

overhang in Dutch: Overhang

Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

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