underhung

adjective

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

Word History

Etymology

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 6 Dec. 2022.

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