Definition of underhung

1 of a lower jaw : projecting beyond the upper jaw : undershot
2 : having an underhung jaw this poor creature, heavy-bodied, bowlegged and underhung— J. A. Thomson
3 : suspended so that the point of support is beneath the load specifically : resting on a track at the bottom instead of being suspended from above underhung sliding door

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History and Etymology for underhung

under entry 1 + hung, past participle of hang

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“Underhung.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/underhung. Accessed 19 Sep. 2020.

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