un·​der·​card | \ˈən-dər-ˌkärd \

Definition of undercard 

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

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Bolt d’Oro fizzles Once regarded as the likely favorite for the Kentucky Derby, Bolt d’Oro raced on the Belmont undercard and finished dead last in the $1.2-million Metropolitan Mile. Childs Walker, baltimoresun.com, "Belmont notebook: Gronkowski cheers on Gronkowski," 10 June 2018 The undercard also delivered four solid matches spanning multiple styles, with the opener featuring the legendary, 53-year-old Jushin Thunder Liger defeating Rocky Romero with a Liger Bomb. Justin Barrasso, SI.com, "New Japan Pro Wrestling Dazzles at CEO in Daytona Beach," 30 June 2018 The undercard of the Gilberto Ramirez vs. Roamer Alexis-Angulo bout will begin at 5 p.m. on Saturday evening, streaming on ESPN+. Shaun Goodwin, kansascity, "Son of Tommy 'The Duke' Morrison continuing boxing career on Saturday evening," 29 June 2018 Earlier, on the undercard, Baffert ran two other horses. Jim Chairusmi, WSJ, "Justify Wins Belmont Stakes, Takes Horse Racing’s Triple Crown," 9 June 2018 Despite weeks of lackluster episodes of Raw and SmackDown, the Money in the Bank card delivered captivating and compelling matches, from the undercard to the main event. Justin Barrasso, SI.com, "The Key Takeaways From WWE's Money in the Bank," 18 June 2018 In the other notable undercard match, Danny Roman defeated Moises Flores by unanimous decision. Drew Davison, star-telegram, "Another KO: Errol Spence Jr. makes quick work of Carlos Ocampo in hometown debut," 16 June 2018 Both Train and Fitz and the Tantrums, who played the undercard of the festival, had shorts. Ed Condran, Philly.com, "Hall & Oates' Hoagie Nation returns to Festival Pier for its second year," 27 May 2018 How does an emerging artist get on the Boston Calling undercard in the first place? Terence Cawley, BostonGlobe.com, "Sometimes future headliners are hidden in the small print," 23 May 2018

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First Known Use of undercard

1926, in the meaning defined above

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