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[oh-ver-bangk] /ˌoʊ vərˈbæŋk/
verb (used without object), Horology
to have the balance staff oscillate so greatly that the fork of the lever fails to engage, rendering the escapement inoperative.
Origin of overbank
1880-85; over- + bank1 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • Larger shrubs are found from the bank zone to the overbank zone and beyond.
  • The overbank flow path coverage was used to determine the downstream reach lengths for the left and right overbanks.
  • Major overbank flooding is expected along the creek.
  • overbank flow calibration requires knowledge of the area of inundation for a given hydrograph.
  • These are data for the section, channel, and overbank controls respectively.
  • Channel overbank flow is computed when the channel capacity is exceeded.
  • They experience overbank flooding, but they appear to be more poorly drained than true floodplain forests.
  • The historical record lists no accounts of overbank flooding.
  • Rock bluffs are present in sections of the stream, while other portions have shallow swampy overbank areas.
  • These problems compound and are in addition to the usual problem of overbank flooding.

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