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[uhn-der-huhng] /ˌʌn dərˈhʌŋ/
  1. (of the lower jaw) projecting beyond the upper jaw.
  2. having the lower jaw so projecting.
resting on a track beneath instead of being overhung, as a sliding door.
Origin of underhung
First recorded in 1675-85; under- + hung Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • His mouth was underhung, giving him a pugnacious and bad-tempered appearance.

    The Red Redmaynes

    Eden Phillpotts
  • At any rate, that man's idea of The Torment was a hot, crowded underground room, underhung with patterned cloths.

  • He was a clean-shaven man, with bony forehead, sunken cheeks, and an underhung mouth.

    The Vultures Henry Seton Merriman
  • underhung, un-dėr-hung′, adj. hanging over, protruding from beneath: running on rollers on a rail below it—of a sliding-door—opp.

  • Silvestro was hand in hand with Petruccio and another boy, called Mastino because he was heavy-jowled and underhung.

    Little Novels of Italy Maurice Henry Hewlett
British Dictionary definitions for underhung


(of the lower jaw) projecting beyond the upper jaw; undershot
(of a sliding door, etc) supported at its lower edge by a track or rail
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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