undercast

undercast

[uhn-der-kast, -kahst]
noun
1.
Mining. a crossing of two passages, as airways, dug at the same level so that one descends to pass beneath the other without any opening into it. Compare overcast ( def 9 ).
2.
Meteorology. an overcast layer of clouds viewed from above.

Origin:
1880–85; under- + cast

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