1 of 2

transitive verb

: to project under the edge or end of
the forward end of each plank underlaps the overlapping rear end of the next


2 of 2


: a section of a garment extending beneath another
especially : the front edge of a coat or dress that is closed by placing one side of the front under the other

Word History


Transitive verb

under entry 1 + lap

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“Underlap.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/underlap. Accessed 24 Apr. 2024.

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