A conveyance loaded heavier than regulations allow. An overloaded car is often returned to the shipper to be lightened, or a part of the laod may be reloaded into another car by the railroad. Often the railroad fails to notify the shipper or the broker of the second car number, and it is first discovered by the consumer and is reported as a no dope car.
loaded past capacity
A piece that has too many defensive duties. An overloaded piece can sometimes be deflected, or required to abandon one of its defensive duties.
An operator or method is overloaded if it has more than one prototype. Java determines which actual operator/method to use based on its signature.