overhang overhang  /ˈoʊ vər ˌhæŋ/


  1. (n) projection that extends beyond or hangs over something else
  2. (v) project over
  3. (v) be suspended over or hang over


  1. The result was one of the most curiously proportioned cars ever, with a long low snout, long front overhang and a truncated tail, like the tail snapped off a salamander.
  2. Well, unless you consider getting rid of excess inventory and debt overhang as healthywhich I guess I do.
  3. It is this bad-debt overhang, however big it turns out to be, that is likely to cast a pall over the recovery for years to come.


  1. Capital Overhang Looms Less Large, According to Cambridge Associates

    The private equity overhang -- the amount of capital raised by private equity funds that remains uncalled and available for investment -- is down a substantial amount from its peak, according to research ...
    on June 25, 2013     Source: Marketwired via Yahoo! Finance

  2. Rare Collaboration Saved BASE Jumper’s Life

    JEROME • Nine BASE jumpers climbed down the north side of the Snake River Canyon to an overhang and lunged off the edge Sunday night. Eight landed safely.Veteran BASE jumper Roger Nelson of Twin Falls tumbled two thirds of the way down the canyon, broke both legs and survived. Twenty-two emergency responders from four agencies climbed more than 150 feet up the cliff to rescue Nelson as high ...
    on June 25, 2013     Source: The Times-News

  3. Soccer helps homeless get off street, into life

    Soccer helps homeless get off street, into life Soccer helps homeless get off street, into life Sometimes it's on a rubber soccer pitch, like the one set up this weekend at the Embarcadero's Justin Herman Plaza. On Saturday, the league held its first West Coast tournament at Justin Herman Plaza, just blocks from the wooden overhang at Fisherman's Wharf where she was living last year. [...] it's ...
    on June 23, 2013     Source: San Francisco Chronicle


  1. "We expect continued difficult conditions for the remainder of 2007," Blake said. "We expect that the soft market will continue, as reflected in the current overhang of housing inventory and the difficulties in the subprime mortgage market."
    on Aug 18, 2007 By: Frank Blake Source: Prince George Citizen

  2. Higher yields reflect investor concern over "this huge overhang of federal debt which we have never seen before," Greenspan said in the Bloomberg TV interview.
    on Mar 25, 2010 By: Alan Greenspan Source: BusinessWeek

  3. "It will take additional time for markets to regain confidence," Paulson said. "The overhang of unsold homes will contribute to a prolonged adjustment and poses by far the biggest downside risk."
    on Jan 7, 2008 By: Henry Paulson Source: Forbes

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