Definition of overtrimming in US English:

overtrimming

noun

  • Excessive trimming. In quot. 1591: the overbalancing of a ship due to uneven distribution of weight.

Origin

Late 16th century; earliest use found in John Harington (bap. 1560, d. 1612), courtier and author. From over- + trimming. In later use after overtrim.

Pronunciation

overtrimming

/ˌəʊvəˈtrɪmɪŋ/