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: speed greater than normal or rated speed
subjected to overspeedsTime


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transitive verb

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

intransitive verb

: to run at an excessive speed


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: operated or operating at greater than normal or rated speed

Word History


Noun and Adjective

over entry 3 + speed, noun


over entry 1 + speed, verb

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“Overspeed.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/overspeed. Accessed 17 Apr. 2024.

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