Overslaugh O`ver*slaugh", v. t. [D. overslaan.] To hinder or stop, as by an overslaugh or an impediment; as, to overslaugh a bill in a legislative body; to overslaugh a military officer, that is, to hinder his promotion or employment. [Local Cant, U. S.] [1913 Webster]

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  • Overslaugh — O ver*slaugh , n. [D. overslag.] A bar in a river; as, the overslaugh in the Hudson River. [Local, U. S.] Bartlett. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • overslaugh — [ō΄vər slô′] vt. [< Du overslaan, to pass over, omit < over (akin to OVER), + slaan, to beat, strike: for IE base see SLAY ] ☆ 1. to pass over (one person) by preferring or promoting another ☆ 2. to bar or hinder …   English World dictionary

  • overslaugh — /oh veuhr slaw /, v.t. to pass over or disregard (a person) by giving a promotion, position, etc., to another instead. [1765 75; < D overslaan, equiv. to over OVER + slaan to strike; cf. G überschlagen; see SLAY] * * * …   Universalium

  • overslaugh — over·slaugh …   English syllables

  • overslaugh — n. & v. n. Brit. Mil. the passing over of one s turn of duty. v.tr. 1 Brit. Mil. pass over (one s duty) in consideration of another duty that takes precedence. 2 US pass over in favour of another. 3 US omit to consider. Etymology: Du. overslag (n …   Useful english dictionary

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