overbite

noun over·bite \ ˈō-vər-ˌbīt \
Updated on: 22 Apr 2018

Definition of overbite

: the projection of the upper front teeth over the lower in the normal occlusal position of the jaws

Examples of overbite in a Sentence

  1. He has a severe overbite.

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First Known Use of overbite

1887

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OVERBITE Defined for English Language Learners

overbite

Definition of overbite for English Language Learners

  • : a condition in which your upper teeth are too far in front of your lower teeth


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overbite

noun over·bite \ ˈō-vər-ˌbīt \

medical Definition of overbite

: the projection of the upper anterior teeth over the lower when the jaws are in the position they occupy in occlusion — compare overjet

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