[verb oh-ver-hawl, oh-ver-hawl; noun oh-ver-hawl] /verb ˌoʊ vərˈhɔl, ˈoʊ vərˌhɔl; noun ˈoʊ vərˌhɔl/
verb (used with object)
to make necessary repairs on; restore to serviceable condition:
My car was overhauled by an expert mechanic.
to investigate or examine thoroughly for repair or revision:
Next year we’re going to overhaul the curriculum.
to gain upon, catch up with, or overtake, as in a race.
to haul or turn over for examination.
Also, overhauling. a general examination and repair:
The state roads were badly in need of a major overhaul.
verb (transitive) (ˌəʊvəˈhɔːl)
to examine carefully for faults, necessary repairs, etc
to make repairs or adjustments to (a car, machine, etc)
a thorough examination and repair
1620s, from over- + haul (v.); originally nautical, “pull rigging apart for examination,” which was done by slackening the rope by hauling in the opposite direction to that in which it is pulled in hoisting. Replaced overhale in sense of “overtake” (1793). Related: Overhauled; overhauling.
1826, from overhaul (v.).
[adverb oh-ver-hed; adjective, noun oh-ver-hed] /adverb ˈoʊ vərˈhɛd; adjective, noun ˈoʊ vərˌhɛd/ adverb 1. over one’s ; aloft; up in the air or sky, especially near the zenith: There was a cloud overhead. 2. so as to be completely submerged or deeply involved: to plunge overhead in water; to sink overhead in debt. adjective 3. […]
noun 1. a camshaft in an automotive engine that is located in the cylinder head over the engine block rather than in the block. Abbreviation: OHC. noun 1. a type of camshaft situated above the cylinder head in an internal-combustion engine. It is usually driven by a chain or a toothed belt from the crankshaft […]
- Overhead door
noun 1. a door that rotates on a horizontal axis and is supported horizontally when open Sometimes shortened to overhead
adjective See overhead environment