verb (used with object), un·der·ran, un·der·run, un·der·run·ning.
to run, pass, or go under.
Nautical. to pass beneath (a stretched rope, net, etc.) in a boat or the like for the purpose of inspection or repairs.
Origin of underrun
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Later Van Depoele invented an underrunning trolley and pole, taking out the original patents.
In place of the underrunning trolley and pole, however, the current was taken from the overhead wire by means of a flexible cable.