Meaning of overdraft

o•ver•draft

Pronunciation: (ō'vur-draft", -dräft"), [key]
— n.
  1. an act or instance of overdrawing a checking account.
  2. a check overdrawn on a checking account.
  3. the amount overdrawn.
  4. an excessive drawing on or drawing off of something.
  5. a draft made to pass over a fire, as in a furnace.
  6. a draft passing downward through a kiln.
  7. a tendency of a rolled piece to curve upward after passing through a stand, occurring when the lower roll is faster than the upper. Cf.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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