1. By secret means; in a clandestine manner; hence, by fraud; unfairly.
Such mean revenge, committed underhand.Dryden.
Baillie Macwheeble provided Janet, underhand, with meal for their maintenance.Sir W. Scott.
2. (Baseball, Cricket, etc.) In an underhand manner; said of pitching or bowling.
1. Underhand; clandestine.
2. Insufficiently provided with hands or workers; short-handed; sparsely populated.
Norway . . . might defy the world, . . . but it is much underhanded now.Coleridge.
(Un"der*hand`ed*ly) adv. In an underhand manner.
(Un`der*hang") v. t. & i. To hang under or down; to suspend. Holland.
(Un"der*hang`man) n. An assistant or deputy hangman. Shak.
(Un"der*head`) n. A blockhead, or stupid person; a dunderhead. [Obs.] Sir T. Browne.
(Un`der*heave") v. i. To heave or lift from below. [Obs.] Wyclif.
(Un`der*hew") v. t. To hew less than is usual or proper; specifically, to hew, as a piece of
timber which should be square, in such a manner that it appears to contain a greater number of cubic
feet than it really does contain. Haldeman.
(Un`der*hon"est) a. Not entirely honest. [R.] "We think him overproud and underhonest."
1. (Carp.) Resting on a track at the bottom, instead of being suspended; said of a sliding door. Forney.
2. Having the lower jaw projecting. T. Hughes.
(Un"der*jaw`) n. The lower jaw. Paley.
(Un`der*join") v. t. To join below or beneath; to subjoin. Wyclif.
(Un`der*keep") v. t. To keep under, or in subjection; to suppress. [Obs.] Spenser.
(Un"der*keep`er) n. A subordinate keeper or guardian. Gray.
(Un"der*kind`) n. An inferior kind. Dryden.
(Un"der*king`dom) n. A subordinate or dependent kingdom. Tennyson.
(Un"der*la`bor*er) n. An assistant or subordinate laborer. Locke.
(Un`der*laid") a. Laid or placed underneath; also, having something laid or lying underneath.
(Un`der*lay") v. t. [AS. underlecgan. See Under, and Lay, v. t.]