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underlap

[uhn-der-lap] /ˌʌn dərˈlæp/
verb (used with object), underlapped, underlapping.
1.
to extend partly under.
Origin of underlap
1865-1870
First recorded in 1865-70; under- + lap2
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  • In many cases, it is advisable to have an underlap of the material.

    Textiles and Clothing Kate Heintz Watson
  • The placket of a skirt should have an underlap extending well below the opening.

    Textiles and Clothing Kate Heintz Watson
  • On the left side of the skirt sew an underlap of sufficient length to extend well below the end of the opening.

    Textiles and Clothing Kate Heintz Watson
  • This is the type most likely either to overlap or underlap, depending upon the prison rgime and the after-parole circumstance.

    Criminal Types V. M. Masten

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