Definition of overstrike in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈōvərˌstrīk/


1The superimposing of one printed character or one coin design on another.
Example sentences
  • Its primary purpose is to switch from insert mode to overstrike mode during text editing, and I never use overstrike mode.
  • If we use absolute coordinates to place symbols on a map plotted for these scales, we often encounter symbology overstrike or, in layman's terms, an unreadable cartographic mess.
  • Over the years, a few coins surfaced where one could easily see the overstrike of the 1/2 Balboa on a Kennedy Half Dollar.
1.1A coin showing one design superimposed on another.
Example sentences
  • Overstrike - a coin that instead of being struck on a blank planchlet was accidentally struck on a previously struck coin.
  • This unusual coin is an overstrike - a coin of Arcadius made using an existing coin of Theodosius II instead of a fresh, blank flan.



Pronunciation: /ˌōvərˈstrīkiNG/
Example sentences
  • The overstriking of masses of foreign coins in a short period is often associated with military activity and the payment of troops.
  • Identification of the character or graphic to be used in the overstriking.

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Syllabification: o·ver·strike

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