- to run, pass, or go under.
- Nautical. to pass beneath (a stretched rope, net, etc.) in a boat or the like for the purpose of inspection or repairs.
Origin of underrun
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Examples from the Web for underrun
"That 'seventeen' white pine is going to underrun," said Dyer.The Blazed Trail
Stewart Edward White
The Niagara put back, and the cable was "underrun" the whole distance.The Story of the Atlantic Telegraph
Henry M. (Henry Martyn) Field
The snow-white spires of the oncoming ship swayed with solemn and stately motions to the underrun of the quartering sea.My Danish Sweetheart., Volume 2 of 3
William Clark Russell
In precisely similar manner the horn, and in this case the skin of the coronet, is underrun.Diseases of the Horse's Foot
Harry Caulton Reeks
The car had just thundered past another station, and Callahan had underrun one more stop-signal at full speed.The Grafters