overhang

i. The distance from the outer strut attachment to the tip of the wing.
ii. On a biplane, triplane, or other multiplane, an extension of a wing beyond that of another in a spanwise direction; the amount of this extension is equal to one-half the difference between the spans of the wing from tip to tip. The overhang is positive when the upper of the two main supporting surfaces has the larger span.

Aviation dictionary. 2014.

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