overhead


From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Overhead \O`ver*head"\, adv.
   Aloft; above; in or attached to the ceiling or roof; in the
   story or upon the floor above; in the zenith.
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         While overhead the moon
         Sits arbitress.                          --Milton.
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   Note: Also used adjectively; as, an overhead crane, gear,
         etc.
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   Overhead engine, a vertical steam engine in which the
      cylinder stands above the crank.

   Overhead work, a general term in manufactories for
      countershafting and gearing, when overhead.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

overhead \o"ver*head`\, n.
   1. same as overhead expenses.
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   2. A compartment on a train, bus, or airplane used for
      storage of luggage or accessory equipment; called also
      overhead compartment.
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   3. (Sports) A stroke with a racket in which the ball is
      struck with the racket over the head, moving in a downward
      motion; also called overhead stroke.
      [PJC] Overhead charges
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