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under- +‎ hung


underhung (not comparable)

  1. hung or suspended from above
  2. (carpentry) Resting on a track at the bottom, instead of being suspended; said of a sliding door.
    (Can we find and add a quotation of Forney to this entry?)
  3. Having the lower jaw projecting.
    (Can we find and add a quotation of Ted Hughes to this entry?)
    • William Makepeace Thackeray
      His jaw was underhung, and when he laughed, two white buckteeth protruded themselves and glistened savagely in the midst of the grin.

Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster’s Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.
(See the entry for underhung in
Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913.)