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 for Overhead engine
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Overhead \O`ver*head"\, adv.
     Aloft; above; in or attached to the ceiling or roof; in the
     story or upon the floor above; in the zenith.
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           While overhead the moon
           Sits arbitress.                          --Milton.
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     Note: Also used adjectively; as, an overhead crane, gear,
           etc.
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     Overhead engine, a vertical steam engine in which the
        cylinder stands above the crank.
  
     Overhead work, a general term in manufactories for
        countershafting and gearing, when overhead.
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