noun Date: 1613 1. a part lying on the lower side (as of a bird or mammal) 2. a subordinate or auxiliary part or role

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  • Underpart — Un der*part , n. A subordinate part. [1913 Webster] It should be lightened with underparts of mirth. Dryden. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • underpart — ► NOUN ▪ a lower part or portion …   English terms dictionary

  • underpart — [un′dər pärt΄] n. 1. the lower part or side, as of an animal s body or an airplane s fuselage 2. a secondary or subsidiary position or part …   English World dictionary

  • underpart — /un deuhr pahrt /, n. 1. the lower part or side: The underpart of the plane s fuselage scraped the treetops. 2. an auxiliary or secondary part or role. [1655 65; UNDER + PART] * * * …   Universalium

  • underpart — noun A lower or underneath part …   Wiktionary

  • underpart — n. part that is underneath …   English contemporary dictionary

  • underpart — noun a lower part or portion. ↘(underparts) the underside of an animal s body …   English new terms dictionary

  • underpart — un•der•part [[t]ˈʌn dərˌpɑrt[/t]] n. 1) the lower part or side 2) cvb an auxiliary or secondary part or role • Etymology: 1655–65 …   From formal English to slang

  • underpart — /ˈʌndəpat/ (say unduhpaht) noun the lower part or face …   Australian English dictionary

  • underpart — noun a part lying on the lower side or underneath an animal s body the warbler has a white throat and underparts a woodland mouse with white underparts • Hypernyms: ↑body part • Hyponyms: ↑belly …   Useful english dictionary

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