underplot, un′dėr-plot, n. a plot under or subordinate to the main plot in a play or tale: a secret scheme, a trick.
As the underplot is the shortest, I may as well dispose of that first.
The underplot of the Glenallans, gloomy almost beyond endurance, is very ingeniously made to unravel the mystery of Lovel.
I fly, madam; but how will you disengage yourself from the affair with underplot?
If this underplot is due to Shakspere, why is there none like it in all his works?
But the signs and footprints of their underplot are evident.
I presented you a fine snuff-box; you gave it to that coxcomb underplot, and underplot gave it to my wife.
The Main plot is a problem and its solution, the underplot is an intrigue and its nemesis.
But however that may be, Endymion certainly had a peculiar fascination for him; we may even detect borrowings from the underplot.
But the page element by no means represents Lyly's only attempt at creating an underplot.