PRONUNCIATION: (OH-vuhr-tuhn WIN-doh)

MEANING: noun: The range of beliefs, attitudes, etc., considered acceptable at any given time.

ETYMOLOGY: After Joseph Overton (1960-2003) who proposed the idea. Earliest documented use: 2003.

OVERTOE WINDOW - an opening in the tip of shoes so the nails can be viewed

OVERTON WIDOW - surviving spouse of the late Sir John Overton

OVERTON WINDOW - overtone window (see "f-hole")