Meaning of overwood in English:


Pronunciation /ˈəʊvəwʊd/


  • 1US Woodworking
    Originally: extra or excess wood, especially the additional allowance needed when making a joint. Now: the amount of wood by which a floorboard of an uneven floor exceeds its neighbour in height; the condition of irregularity in a set of adjacent floorboards; also called lippage.

  • 2Forestry
    = "overstorey".


Mid 19th century. From over- + wood.