Definition of overbend in English:

overbend

noun

  • The curved stretch of pipe above the point of inflection in an S-shaped length of pipeline being lowered on to the seabed from a barge. Compare "sagbend".

verb

  • 1with object To bend (something) too much.

  • 2no object Equestrianism. Of a horse: to hold its head in an unnaturally low position. Also with object (of a rider): to cause (a horse) to do this.

Origin

1960s. From over- + bend<br>early 17th century (in an earlier sense). From over- + bend. With sense 1 compare to bend over.

Pronunciation

overbend

/ˈəʊvəbɛnd/