un·​der·​card | \ ˈən-dər-ˌkärd How to pronounce undercard (audio) \

Definition of undercard

: a program (as of boxing matches) supporting the featured match

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The 10-fight undercard began at 4:30 p.m. and featured several Baltimore fighters who’ve known Davis since childhood. Childs Walker, baltimoresun.com, "‘It’s a beautiful thing’: Fans celebrate Gervonta Davis bringing championship boxing back to Baltimore," 28 July 2019 On the undercard of Lopez-Nakatani, we were reminded of just how dangerous a sport boxing is. Chris Mannix, SI.com, "12 Rounds: Manny Pacquiao's Next Fight, Mayweather's Retirement and More," 22 July 2019 The undercard begins at 9 ET on Fox Sports pay-per-view, with the main event to follow. Josh Peter, USA TODAY, "Keith Thurman vs. Manny Pacquiao: Round-by-round updates and analysis," 20 July 2019 But as the first Democratic presidential debate on Wednesday may be seen in boxing parlance as the undercard match, Thursday’s highly anticipated matchup will definitely be the main event. Terry Collins, Fortune, "Why Night 2 of the Democratic Debate Will Be Much Different Than Night 1," 27 June 2019 The contest will take place on the undercard of the junior welterweight world title unification fight between Maurice Hooker and Jose Ramirez. Jonah Dylan, courant.com, "Stakes are sky high as New Haven boxer Tramaine Williams heads to Texas for showdown with Yenifel Vicente," 26 July 2019 So the third debate could well have a far smaller lineup, and so far there are no plans for an undercard at all. Andrew Prokop, Vox, "The first Democratic debate qualification rules — and controversies — explained," 12 June 2019 Not sure what the best part was—the cameraman’s instigation, that an undercard broke out 20 seconds in, or that Stone Cold Steve Austin’s walk-up music kicked in as if it was planned. Albert Breer, SI.com, "After Firing GM Brian Gaine, Where Do the Texans Go From Here?," 10 June 2019 The fight would likely take place on the Canelo Alvarez-Gennady Golovkin undercard later this year, according to a source close to the situation. Manouk Akopyan, latimes.com, "Andrew Cancio retains title with early knockout over Alberto Machado," 21 June 2019

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First Known Use of undercard

1926, in the meaning defined above

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