Definition of oversparred in English:

oversparred

adjective

Nautical
  • Of a ship: having too many spars (also masts, yards, etc.); having spars, etc., which are too heavy, so as to be top-heavy.

Origin

Mid 19th century; earliest use found in James Fenimore Cooper (1789–1851), novelist. From over- + sparred.

Pronunciation

oversparred

/ˌəʊvəˈspɑːd/