underset

underset

[uhn-der-set]
noun
a current of water below the surface and flowing in a direction contrary to the water on the surface.

Origin:
1500–10; under- + set


See undertow.
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underset (ˈʌndəˌsɛt)
 
n
1.  an ocean undercurrent
2.  an underlying vein of ore
 
vb , -sets, -setting, -set
3.  (tr) to support from underneath

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