underplot

[ uhn-der-plot ]
/ ˈʌn dərˌplɒt /

noun

a plot subordinate to another plot, as in a novel.

Origin of underplot

First recorded in 1660–70; under- + plot
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British Dictionary definitions for underplot

underplot
/ (ˈʌndəˌplɒt) /

noun

a subsidiary plot in a literary or dramatic work
an undercover plot
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