I. transitive verb Date: 1863 to print over with something additional II. noun Date: 1876 something added by or as if by overprinting; especially a printed marking added to a postage or revenue stamp especially to alter the original or to commemorate a special event

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  • overprint — Information printed or stamped upon a map or chart, in addition to that originally printed, to show data of importance or special use …   Military dictionary

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