overrake

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

over- +‎ rake

Verb[edit]

overrake (third-person singular simple present overrakes, present participle overraking, simple past and past participle overraked)

  1. (transitive) To rake over, or sweep across, from end to end, as waves break over a vessel anchored with its head to the sea.

Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster’s Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.