un·​der·​manned | \ ˌən-dər-ˈmand How to pronounce undermanned (audio) \

Definition of undermanned

: inadequately staffed

Examples of undermanned in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web A few hours later, his undermanned team, left short because of injuries and Bloom’s do-nothing roster construction, lost to the Guardians, 7-6. Chad Finn, BostonGlobe.com, 28 July 2022 Nuggets coach Michael Malone knew better than to underestimate an undermanned Warriors squad. C.j. Holmes, San Francisco Chronicle, 8 Mar. 2022 Stingley, however, would give an undermanned defense a potential lockdown corner with sublime ball skills to make a play on any pass thrown in his area. Michael Middlehurst-schwartz, USA TODAY, 28 Apr. 2022 The Dallas Mavericks’ young savant shredded the Cavaliers’ undermanned defense, leading the Mavericks to a 120-112 win in the finale of Cleveland’s three-game homestand. Chris Fedor, cleveland, 30 Mar. 2022 And in the early moments Tuesday night, they looked overmatched by an undermanned team. Globe Staff, BostonGlobe.com, 18 May 2022 Toronto has no answer for Embiid and with two starters potentially out, they could be undermanned. Jeremy Cluff, The Arizona Republic, 19 Apr. 2022 The undermanned Cavaliers got demolished by the Atlanta Hawks, 131-107. Chris Fedor, cleveland, 31 Mar. 2022 The Scarlet Knights beat an undermanned Wolverines team on Jan. 4 and have won four of five, with the only loss coming to No. 7 Purdue. Tyler J. Davis, Detroit Free Press, 23 Feb. 2022 See More

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First Known Use of undermanned

1848, in the meaning defined above

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“Undermanned.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/undermanned. Accessed 19 Aug. 2022.

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