Definition of Overwash

1. v. t. To overflow.



Definition of Overwash

1. Verb. (transitive) To wash too much or too often. ¹

2. Verb. (intransitive) To become flooded. ¹

3. Noun. The flow of water and sediment over the crest of a beach that does not directly return to the water body. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Overwash

1. a washing over [n -ES]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Overwash

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overwash (current term)
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overwax
overwaxed

Literary usage of Overwash

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1. Final Report by New Jersey Geological Survey (1902)
"SUBAQUEOUS overwash PLAINS. The especial characteristics of deltas and subaqueous over- wash plains are flat tops, steep fronts, lobate margins with deep ..."

2. Annual Report of the State Geologist for by New Jersey Geological Survey, 1863-1915 (1894)
"Subaqueous overwash Plain Bordering the Moraine. The terminal moraine crosses the lake basin between Summit and Morristown, forming a ridge which in places ..."

3. Coastal Construction Manual: Prin. & Practices of Planning, Siting, Design ...by Christopher Jones by Christopher Jones (2001)
"overwash occurs when low-lying coastal lands are overtopped and eroded by storm surge and waves ... Depths of overwash deposits can reach 3-5 feet, or more, ..."

4. The Physical Geography, Geology, Mineralogy and Paleontology of Essex County by John Henry Sears (1905)
"At the south and east is the overwash sand-plain, across which Cherry and Arbor ... Cedar pond, in Wenham, a small ice-block hole, is surrounded by overwash ..."

5. Shore Processes and Shoreline Development by Douglas Wilson Johnson (1919)
"If the lagoon has been replaced by salt marsh, the features are essentially the same, except that the overwash deltas spread out upon the marsh surface ..."

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