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undersurface

[uhn-der-sur-fis]
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noun
  1. underside; bottom surface.
adjective
  1. submerged; under the surface, as of water, earth, etc.: the undersurface speed of a submarine.

Origin of undersurface

First recorded in 1725–35; under- + surface
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Examples from the Web for undersurface

Historical Examples

  • The nest was some forty feet from the ground, on the undersurface of a shelf of rock.

    The Red Dust

    Murray Leinster

  • He pointed with his antennae to the fluorescent hieroglyphs on the undersurface of the saucer-ship.

    Clean Break

    Roger Dee

  • The undersurface, originally a bright red, turns brown and runs in every direction into a mass of dark stalactites.

    The Life of the Fly

    J. Henri Fabre

  • There had been a lot of that at first, in the early days before the transfer to undersurface was complete.

    The Defenders

    Philip K. Dick

  • Until our families can come up from undersurface, it's going to be pretty lonesome, but we'll have to manage.

    The Defenders

    Philip K. Dick