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EtymologyEdit

From Dutch overslag, from Dutch overslaan.

NounEdit

overslaugh (plural overslaughs)

  1. (US, dialectal) A bar in a river.

VerbEdit

overslaugh (third-person singular simple present overslaughs, present participle overslaughing, simple past and past participle overslaughed)

  1. (US, dialectal, slang, transitive) To hinder or stop, as by an overslaugh or impediment.
    to overslaugh a bill in a legislative body
    to overslaugh a military officer (= to hinder his promotion or employment)

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 The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.
(See the entry for overslaugh in
Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913.)