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over- +‎ pack


overpack (third-person singular simple present overpacks, present participle overpacking, simple past and past participle overpacked)

  1. (intransitive) To pack too much.
    • 2008 June 15, Michelle Higgins, “Checking Baggage? Not at These Prices”, in New York Times[1]:
      Infrequent travelers tend to overpack, stuffing suitcases full of a different outfit for every day of the week, plus a few extras — just in case.


overpack (plural overpacks)

  1. A container intended to hold smaller containers.
    • 2011, Minnesota Department of Transportation, “Minnesota Commercial Truck and Passenger Regulations Fact Sheet”, in http://www.dot.state.mn.us/[2], retrieved 2013-05-03:
      Each container in an overpack must be a package authorized for that hazardous material in the HMR.