Definition of overwood in English:

overwood

noun

  • 1US Woodworking. Originally: extra or excess wood, especially the additional allowance needed when making a joint. Now: the amount of wood by which a floorboard of an uneven floor exceeds its neighbour in height; the condition of irregularity in a set of adjacent floorboards; also called lippage.

  • 2Forestry. = "overstorey".

Origin

Mid 19th century. From over- + wood.

Pronunciation

overwood

/ˈəʊvəwʊd/