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[uhn-der-kast, -kahst]
  1. Mining. a crossing of two passages, as airways, dug at the same level so that one descends to pass beneath the other without any opening into it.Compare overcast(def 9).
  2. Meteorology. an overcast layer of clouds viewed from above.
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Origin of undercast

First recorded in 1880–85; under- + cast
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

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Historical Examples

  • By noon the sky was heavily overcast, and an hour later undercast as well.

    The Mountains of Oregon

    William Gladstone Steel

  • Undercast, un′dėr-kast, n. an air-passage crossing a road in a mine by means of an air-tight box or channel beneath it.