To underrun a tackle
Underrun Un`der*run", v. t. To run or pass under; especially (Naut.), to pass along and under, as a cable, for the purpose of taking it in, or of examining it. [1913 Webster]

Note: The cable passes over the bows and stern of the boat used, while the men haul the boat along by pulling upon the cable. --Totten. [1913 Webster]

{To underrun a hose} (Naut.), to lift it up at one end, then walk along shifting one hand after another so that the water will run out.

{To underrun a tackle} (Naut.), to separate its parts and put them in order. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • To underrun a hose — Underrun Un der*run , v. t. To run or pass under; especially (Naut.), to pass along and under, as a cable, for the purpose of taking it in, or of examining it. [1913 Webster] Note: The cable passes over the bows and stern of the boat used, while… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Underrun — Un der*run , v. t. To run or pass under; especially (Naut.), to pass along and under, as a cable, for the purpose of taking it in, or of examining it. [1913 Webster] Note: The cable passes over the bows and stern of the boat used, while the men… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • underrun — I. | ̷ ̷ ̷ ̷| ̷ ̷ verb Etymology: under (I) + run transitive verb 1. : to pass or extend under underrun and uplifted by advancing masses of colder air 2 …   Useful english dictionary

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