One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
The action of overspeeding.
That travels too quickly; that exceeds a speed limit. Also: (of an engine) that turns over more quickly than is safe for the gearing.
Late 19th century; earliest use found in The Manufacturer and Builder. From over- + speeding<br>early 20th century; earliest use found in The Westminster Gazette. From over- + speeding.
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