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[uhn-der-set] /ˈʌn dərˌsɛt/
noun
1.
a current of water below the surface and flowing in a direction contrary to the water on the surface.
Origin of underset
1500-1510
1500-10; under- + set
Synonyms
See undertow.
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  • A paunchy boss with underset jaw and overhanging upper lip was profanely urging his helpers back to their jobs.

    The Landloper Holman Day
  • (a) In gingham or figures cotton, make an underset patch of a square hole, matching the goods.

    Textiles and Clothing Kate Heintz Watson
British Dictionary definitions for underset

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/ˈʌndəˌsɛt/
noun
1.
an ocean undercurrent
2.
an underlying vein of ore
verb -sets, -setting, -set
3.
(transitive) to support from underneath
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