underhung

[uhn-der-huhng]
adjective
  1. Anatomy.
    1. (of the lower jaw) projecting beyond the upper jaw.
    2. having the lower jaw so projecting.
  2. resting on a track beneath instead of being overhung, as a sliding door.

Origin of underhung

First recorded in 1675–85; under- + hung
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British Dictionary definitions for underhung

underhung

adjective
  1. (of the lower jaw) projecting beyond the upper jaw; undershot
  2. (of a sliding door, etc) supported at its lower edge by a track or rail
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