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1. often underparts A lower part or a portion of a lower part or underside, especially of an animal's body: the robin's pale underparts.
2. A subordinate role, as in a play.
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1. a lower part
2. (Zoology) a part on the underside of an animal's body
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(ˈʌn dərˌpɑrt)

1. the lower part or side.
2. an auxiliary or secondary part or role.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.underpart - a part lying on the lower side or underneath an animal's bodyunderpart - a part lying on the lower side or underneath an animal's body; "the warbler has a white throat and underparts"; "a woodland mouse with white underparts"
belly - the underpart of the body of certain vertebrates such as snakes or fish
body part - any part of an organism such as an organ or extremity
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[ˈʌndəpɑːt] Nparte f inferior
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Albatrosses passed in the air, the expanse of their wings being at least four yards and a half, and justly called the vultures of the ocean; some gigantic petrels, and some damiers, a kind of small duck, the underpart of whose body is black and white; then there were a whole series of petrels, some whitish, with brown-bordered wings, others blue, peculiar to the Antarctic seas, and so oily, as I told Conseil, that the inhabitants of the Ferroe Islands had nothing to do before lighting them but to put a wick in.
A chassis is a vehicle frame, the underpart of a motor vehicle, on which the body is mounted.
Optical grating was mounted at underpart of a stand column to record the initial impact velocity of the projectile.
The high precision main system is usually installed in the cabin or underpart of the aircraft and performs the inertial/satellite integrated estimation with the position and velocity of global navigation satellite system (GNSS) as the measurement information.
Helophyte sub-wetland consists of territories covered with water plants with only the underpart submerged, so that their stems with blooms emerge from the water: bulrushes (Scirpus spp.), cattails (Typha spp.), etc.
the underpart is, though stemmed, uncertain is, as sex is, as moneys
``He normally wears a wrapped robe around his left arm which means he wouldn't be able to wear the underpart of the fellowship gown.''
``He normally wears a wrapped robe around his left arm which means he would not be able to wear the underpart of the fellowship gown.''
Ringed plovers are much smaller than lapwings and have brown backs and white underparts, while they have white foreheads surrounded by two black bands.
It's a hypnotic experience, even for serious twitchers who come here with lists to tick off the endemic and vulnerable multicoloured tanager: yellow face, black patches bordered by chestnut, emerald green wings, bright blue underparts.