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underpart

[uhn-der-pahrt] /ˈʌn dərˌpɑrt/
noun
1.
the lower part or side:
The underpart of the plane's fuselage scraped the treetops.
2.
an auxiliary or secondary part or role.
Origin of underpart
1655-1665
1655-65; under- + part
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  • Item for one fur of shankes (a cheap fur made from the underpart of rabbit skin) for another mantle, 16s.

  • The underpart of the body is furnished with a single row of large plates.

    Reptiles and Birds Louis Figuier
  • We had the underpart of the slab on our side, and I did not think of looking when we took it down.

    On the Irrawaddy G. A. Henty
  • Springing in a slow, graceful curve from the underpart of the body over the forecarriage is a splasher of crimson patent leather.

    Carriages & Coaches Ralph Straus
  • The top of his head struck stunningly against the underpart of the ice-sheet.

    Lad: A Dog Albert Payson Terhune
  • Flutes, 72 four inches deep, corrugate the beast's underpart from tail to neck.

  • The underpart of the foot forms a tube called the funnel (or siphon).

  • A pearly radiance seems to strike upwards from the sea on to the underpart of the clouds, which borrows an abnormal glow.

    A Floating Home Cyril Ionides
  • The female differs in having the outside of the limbs and the underpart of the body blackish.

  • The underpart of the body and flippers is white, save for an occasional black speck and fine black lines—mottled.

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