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[ uhn-der-set ]
/ ˈʌn dərˌsɛt /
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noun
a current of water below the surface and flowing in a direction contrary to the water on the surface.
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Origin of underset

First recorded in 1500–10; under- + set

synonym study for underset

See undertow.
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How to use underset in a sentence

  • A paunchy boss with underset jaw and overhanging upper lip was profanely urging his helpers back to their jobs.

    The Landloper|Holman Day
  • Darning is usually done with a running stitch, with or without a piece of net or cloth underset.

    Textiles and Clothing|Kate Heintz Watson
  • (a) In gingham or figures cotton, make an underset patch of a square hole, matching the goods.

    Textiles and Clothing|Kate Heintz Watson

British Dictionary definitions for underset

underset
/ (ˈʌndəˌsɛt) /

noun
an ocean undercurrent
an underlying vein of ore
verb -sets, -setting or -set
(tr) to support from underneath
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