Definition of overbanking in English:

overbanking

noun

Finance
  • The excessive provision of banks or banking facilities; the granting of charters to an excessive number of banks, especially when this results in bank failures.

noun

  • Watchmaking and Clockmaking. The action of overbank.

Origin

Early 19th century; earliest use found in The North American Review. Either from over- + banking, or from over- + bank + -ing<br>late 19th century; earliest use found in Frederick Britten (1843–1913). From overbank + -ing.

Pronunciation

overbanking

/ˌəʊvəˈbaŋkɪŋ/