Main definitions of overlift in English

: overlift1overlift2

overlift1

Pronunciation /ˈəʊvəlɪft/

noun

rare
  • The action or an act of overlifting something.

    Originally: the process in a lock by which a bolt is secured when one of the tumblers is overlifted.

Origin

Mid 19th century. From overlift.

Main definitions of overlift in English

: overlift1overlift2

overlift2

Pronunciation /ˌəʊvəˈlɪft/

verb

  • To lift too high; to raise beyond the proper point. Chiefly used with reference to a tumbler or detector in a lock.

Origin

Mid 19th century; earliest use found in John Holland (1794–1872), poet and writer. From over- + lift.