Overhaul

Definition of Overhaul

O`ver`haul´
v. t.1.To haul or drag over; hence, to turn over for examination; to inspect; to examine thoroughly with a view to corrections or repairs.
[imp. & p. p. Overhauled ; p. pr. & vb. n. Overhauling.]
2.(Naut.) To gain upon in a chase; to overtake.
3.To repair thoroughly; to make repairs on; - usually implying major repairs and perhaps modifying improvements.
To overhaul a tackle
to pull on the leading parts so as to separate the blocks.
To overhaul running rigging
to keep it clear, and see that no hitch occurs.
n.1.A strict examination with a view to correction or repairs.
2.A major repair or a revision for the purpose of improvement.

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