What is overhead?

  • (adv): Above your head; in the sky.
    Example: "Planes were flying overhead"
    See also — Additional definitions below


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... The processing overhead of the TPDU has two components the overhead TPDU and the overhead per byte ...
Accumulator Railcar - Japan
... This vehicle is capable of running under 1,500 V DC overhead wires or on battery power alone a distance of up to 50 km away from an overhead power supply ... pantograph either when running under an overhead electric supply or at a specially built recharging facility ...
Sheffield Supertram - Technical Data - The Overhead Wiring
... Supertram is powered through 12 electric substations and fed through 1.07 cm diameter overhead line equipment (OHLE) wire ... The substations convert the 11 kV AC supply into 750 V DC supply into the overhead ... Lane Halfway, Eckington Way University, Brook Hill Langsett Road, Capel Street Middlewood The overhead line equipment depends on the location ...
... Overhead may be Overhead (business), the ongoing operating costs of running a business Engineering overhead, ancillary design features required by a component of a device Computational overhead ... Any physical object situated, or action occurring above Overhead wire, for power transmission Overhead cable, for signal transmission Overhead projector, a display system Overhead cam, a ...
Cyclone (motorcycle) - Engine
... The overhead cams were driven by a vertical shaft with beveled-gear ends, and the cylinder-head had a hemispherical head combustion chamber ... The Cyclone was powered by a revolutionary bevel gear driven overhead cam v-twin motor ... Besides the overhead cams, there were other technological applications that were unheard of in the day… like demountable cylinder heads on steel cylinders splayed at 75 degrees and ...

More definitions of "overhead":

  • (noun): (nautical) the top surface of an enclosed space on a ship.
  • (adv): Above the head; over the head.
    Example: "Bring the legs together overhead"
  • (adj): Located or originating from above.
    Example: "An overhead crossing"
  • (noun): A hard return hitting the tennis ball above your head.
    Synonyms: smash
  • (noun): The expense of maintaining property (e.g., paying property taxes and utilities and insurance); it does not include depreciation or the cost of financing or income taxes.
    Synonyms: operating expense, operating cost, budget items
  • (noun): (computer science) the disk space required for non-data information (used for location and timing).
    Synonyms: disk overhead
  • (noun): A transparency for use with an overhead projector.
    Synonyms: viewgraph

Famous quotes containing the word overhead:

    During a walk or in a book or in the middle of an embrace, suddenly I awake to a stark amazement at everything. The bare fact of existence paralyzes me... To be alive is so incredible that all I can do is to lie still and merely breathe—like an infant on its back in a cot. It is impossible to be interested in anything in particular while overhead the sun shines or underneath my feet grows a single blade of grass.
    W.N.P. Barbellion (1889–1919)

    There’s something wonderfully exciting about the quiet sing song of an aeroplane overhead with all the guns in creation lighting out at it, and searchlights feeling their way across the sky like antennae, and the earth shaking snort of the bombs and the whimper of shrapnel pieces when they come down to patter on the roof.
    John Dos Passos (1896–1970)

    What a fog! Plane been buzzin’ around overhead for the last half hour. Must be like trying to find your way through the inside of a cow. I never did see such a country. Even the birds are walkin’.
    Dalton Trumbo (1905–1976)