overtopping

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English[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Verb[edit]

overtopping

  1. present participle of overtop

Noun[edit]

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overtopping (uncountable)

  1. An instance of water going over the top of a barrier such as a sea wall or levee.
    • 2020 August 26, Andrew Mourant, “Reinforced against future flooding”, in Rail, page 60:
      Around 34 miles of the Wales Route's coastal lines are vulnerable to overtopping, coastal erosion and storm surges.

Adjective[edit]

overtopping (comparative more overtopping, superlative most overtopping)

  1. Surmounting, surpassing.
    • 1897, Henry James, What Maisie Knew:
      And he never said a word to her against her mother – he only remained dumb and discouraged in the face of her ladyship's own overtopping earnestness.