undersized

adjective
un·der·sized | \ ˌən-dər-ˈsīzd \
variants: or less commonly undersize \ˌən-dər-ˈsīz \

Definition of undersized 

: of a size less than is common, proper, normal, or average undersized trout

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Examples of undersized in a Sentence

He is undersized for a basketball player. though a football all-star in high school, he was just a mediocre, undersized player at the college level

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Drew disappears for a while, as attention turns to Dax, an overactive and undersized coach trying to put together a Rucker team. Mark Feeney, BostonGlobe.com, "In ‘Uncle Drew,’ Kyrie dribbles, Kyrie shoots, Kyrie acts," 27 June 2018 Much like Baker Mayfield, McSorley combines top-level awareness, underrated athleticism and an impeccable grasp of his team’s offense in an undersized package. Paul Myerberg, USA TODAY, "The 10 best quarterbacks in college football," 26 June 2018 Quinnipiac played well and dictated pace, working the shot clock, a valiant effort for an undersized team — but still, a 71-46 UConn victory. Mike Anthony, courant.com, "Winning Different Ways: UConn Women Have Seen It All Leading Into Albany Region Play," 23 Mar. 2018 Quincy Acy Unrestricted / Power Forward / 6-7 / Team: Brooklyn Nets 5.9 ppg, 3.7 rpg Athletic yet undersized power forward who’s hitting 36.4 percent of his three-point attempts over the last two seasons. azcentral, "Ranking top power forwards in NBA free agency: Aaron Gordon, Julius Randle, Derrick Favors lead list," 28 June 2018 Bridges is making the transition from being an undersized power forward to a small forward. Keith Pompey, Philly.com, "NBA mock draft 2018: Will Knicks pick Sixers target Mikal Bridges? | Keith Pompey," 20 June 2018 Add 6-6, 220-pound guard Desi Rodriguez – who has moved from center to guard in his career, but retains the body of an undersized power forward – and Seton Hall can create all sorts of matchup issues. Usa Today Sports, USA TODAY, "2018 March Madness schedule: Saturday's NCAA tournament times, TV guide, info," 17 Mar. 2018 While Bridges has played more on the wing this season, the scout believes Bridges will be more of an undersized power forward as a pro, a player who can create mismatches with his ability to shoot and distribute the ball. Chris Solari, Detroit Free Press, "Michigan State's Miles Bridges gets chance to back up NCAA title talk," 16 Mar. 2018 More than that, though, he's taken on some new roles playing point when needed, and playing more of a small forward than an undersized power forward in Holtmann's system. cleveland.com, "How Jae'Sean Tate got Ohio State here: Buckeyes basketball analysis," 7 Feb. 2018

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First Known Use of undersized

1706, in the meaning defined above

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undersized

adjective

English Language Learners Definition of undersized

: smaller than the usual size

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