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 and Adjective

over entry 3 + speed, noun

Verb

over entry 1 + speed, verb

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“Overspeed.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/overspeed. Accessed 11 December 2019.

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