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[uhn-der-mohst] /ˈʌn dərˌmoʊst/
adjective, adverb
lowest, as in position, status, or the like.
Origin of undermost
1545-55; under- + -most Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • Sometimes Tom was undermost, sometimes Pete occupied that position.

    The Vast Abyss George Manville Fenn
  • Both went forcibly to the ground, with Brenchfield undermost.

  • What was undermost should be topmost, and what was topmost should be undermost!See there, now!

    A Christmas Greeting Hans Christian Andersen
  • There was lettering, too, upon the undermost side when the man turned it over.

    Brother Copas Sir Arthur Thomas Quiller-Couch
  • The yard happened to be undermost, and so I had a pretty good berth.

    For Treasure Bound Harry Collingwood
  • They struck the water together, Luke undermost, as he had intended.

    The Grey Lady Henry Seton Merriman
  • The undermost rings should have thin joints, those of each succeeding ring being slightly thickened.

  • The first roll would leave him undermost, but the dagger would still be out of Xavier's reach.

    The People Of The Mist H. Rider Haggard
  • Then on the very threshold he suddenly gave way when Glam was pulling hardest, and they fell, Glam undermost.

    Essays in Little Andrew Lang
  • The chain kinked time and again as he groped with the undermost hand for the openings; his dumpy, pudgy form writhed grotesquely.

    The Escape of Mr. Trimm Irvin S. Cobb
British Dictionary definitions for undermost


being the furthest under; lowest
in the lowest place
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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