Definition of oversail
: to lay (as bricks or stones) so that one projects beyond another upon which it rests; also : to cover by a roof or arch of such construction
: to project or jut out beyond the base
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Origin and Etymology of oversail
1over + obsolete English sail to project, sally, from Middle French saillir to sally, leap, dance — more at sally
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