Definition of underside
1 : the side or surface lying underneath
2 : a side usually hidden from sight; specifically : the more unpleasant or reprehensible side the underside of politics
Examples of underside in a Sentence
the underside of the table
The book explores the underside of human nature.
Recent Examples of underside from the Web
Another common pumpkin pest are squash bugs, which hang out on the underside of leaves when the flowers bloom or when fruit appears.
Bioluminescent bacteria live within the folds of a chambered sac in the squid’s mantle, generating light that spills from the squid’s underside.
The stinger may reach up to 14 inches and its underside has venom glands.
The situation became more acute for Deerfield when it was forced to close the bridge to vehicular traffic March 31 because cracks were found on the underside.
Cook the ribs until their undersides are browned, about 20 minutes.
Posts on the underside of each black key had to be hand snipped with a pair of wire cutters and the keys were cleaned in a hot water and bleach solution and then glued to a plywood backing, using a level to keep the lines straight.
In spring, adults start eating and laying eggs on the undersides of leaves.
The underside of my sago foliage is being covered with a white scale.
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First Known Use of underside
UNDERSIDE Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of underside for English Language Learners
: the bottom side or part of something
: a part of life, a city, etc., that is hidden and usually unpleasant
UNDERSIDE Defined for Kids
Definition of underside for Students
: the side or surface lying underneath the underside of a leaf
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