overline

EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

over- +‎ line, by analogy with underline.

NounEdit

overline (plural overlines)

  1. Synonym of overbar

VerbEdit

overline (third-person singular simple present overlines, present participle overlining, simple past and past participle overlined)

  1. To draw a line over or above text.

AdjectiveEdit

overline (not comparable)

  1. Passing over a railway line.
    • 1960 March, Cecil J. Allen, “Locomotive Running Past and Present”, in Trains Illustrated, page 176:
      Despite this slight delay, a bad slowing at Borrowash for an overline bridge under construction, and signals outside Derby, we arrived there "on time" by the public book, though 1¾ min. late by the working book.
    • 1967, Great Britain. Parliament. House of Commons, Papers by Command (volume 39, page 51)
      The total cost of overline bridges in 1965 was £1,506,000 []

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