- (of the lower jaw) projecting beyond the upper jaw.
- having the lower jaw so projecting.
- resting on a track beneath instead of being overhung, as a sliding door.
Origin of underhung
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Examples from the Web for underhung
His mouth was underhung, giving him a pugnacious and bad-tempered appearance.The Red Redmaynes
At any rate, that man's idea of The Torment was a hot, crowded underground room, underhung with patterned cloths.Letters of Travel (1892-1913)
He was a clean-shaven man, with bony forehead, sunken cheeks, and an underhung mouth.The Vultures
Henry Seton Merriman
Underhung, un-dėr-hung′, adj. hanging over, protruding from beneath: running on rollers on a rail below it—of a sliding-door—opp.
Silvestro was hand in hand with Petruccio and another boy, called Mastino because he was heavy-jowled and underhung.Little Novels of Italy
Maurice Henry Hewlett
- (of the lower jaw) projecting beyond the upper jaw; undershot
- (of a sliding door, etc) supported at its lower edge by a track or rail