Height vs Standover - What's the difference?

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As nouns the difference between height and standover

is that height is the distance from the base of something to the top while standover is the height above ground of the top horizontal tube of the frame of a bicycle; should be less than the height above ground of the rider's groin.

As an adjective standover is

using intimidation or threat of force to coerce others into submission or compliance eg "standover tactics" or "standover man".

height

English

Alternative forms

* highth * heighth

Noun

  • The distance from the base of something to the top.
  • * Robert Frost
  • Happiness makes up in height for what it lacks in length.
  • * , chapter=5
  • , title= The Mirror and the Lamp , passage=He was thinking; but the glory of the song, the swell from the great organ, the clustered lights, […], the height and vastness of this noble fane, its antiquity and its strength—all these things seemed to have their part as causes of the thrilling emotion that accompanied his thoughts.}}
  • The vertical distance from the ground to the highest part of a standing person or animal (withers in the case of a horse).
  • The highest point or maximum degree.
  • * {{quote-news, year=2011, date=October 29, author=Neil Johnston, title=Norwich 3 - 3 Blackburn
  • , work=BBC Sport citation , passage=If City never quite reached the heights of their 6-1 demolition of United, then Roberto Mancini's side should still have had this game safe long before Johnson restored their two-goal advantage.}}
  • (Sussex) An area of land at the top of a cliff.
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    * depth

    standover

    English

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • the height above ground of the top horizontal tube of the frame of a bicycle; should be less than the height above ground of the rider's groin
  • Adjective

    (-)
  • using intimidation or threat of force to coerce others into submission or compliance. e.g. "standover tactics" or "standover man".