overlaunch

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

over- +‎ launch

Verb[edit]

overlaunch (third-person singular simple present overlaunches, present participle overlaunching, simple past and past participle overlaunched)

  1. (shipbuilding, transitive) To run the butts or scarphs of planks or pieces of timber to a certain distance beyond the adjacent ones, in order to strengthen the work.