- underwear, especially women's underwear.
- the legs.
Definition for underpinning (2 of 2)
verb (used with object), un·der·pinned, un·der·pin·ning.
Examples from the Web for underpinning
Diversity of thought, religion, ideology and freedom of expression is the underpinning of our democracy.
There has been a substantial loss of oil revenues, the underpinning of their economy.
Underpinning every page is a sense of the historian ruefully shaking his head over the power of memory.
Ingolby was sharp enough to walk shy, until you came his way, and then he lost his underpinning.The World For Sale, Complete|Gilbert Parker
The possible use of brick for the underpinning is a surprising feature, especially in a country town.Every Day Life in the Massachusetts Bay Colony|George Francis Dow
My underpinning is good, too; I'm not one of these fellows with spidery legs and a barrel-chest.The Valley of the Giants|Peter B. Kyne
So far, he did not apprehend much difficulty, but he would run some risk over the underpinning of part of the track.The Girl From Keller's|Harold Bindloss
The unsuspecting victim springs along, knocks out the underpinning, and the log falls upon him.Indian Scout Talks|Charles A. Eastman