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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. [1913 Webster] While overhead the moon Sits arbitress. --Milton. [1913 Webster] Note: Also used adjectively; as, an overhead crane, gear, etc. [1913 Webster] 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. [1913 Webster]