overspeed

noun

Definition of overspeed 

(Entry 1 of 3)

: speed greater than normal or rated speed subjected to overspeedsTime

overspeed

verb

Definition of overspeed (Entry 2 of 3)

transitive verb

: to cause (as an engine) to run at an excessive speed

intransitive verb

: to run at an excessive speed

overspeed

adjective

Definition of overspeed (Entry 3 of 3)

: operated or operating at greater than normal or rated speed

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History and Etymology for overspeed

Noun

over entry 3 + speed, noun

Verb

over entry 1 + speed, verb

Adjective

overspeed entry 1

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