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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adj. Protruding from beneath.
  • adj. Supported by or lying over something that projects.
  • adj. Resting on or mounted along a supporting track, as a sliding door on rollers.
  • adj. Underslung, as a machine.
  • adj. Having the lower jaw projecting beyond the upper jaw.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. hung or suspended from above
  • adj. Resting on a track at the bottom, instead of being suspended; said of a sliding door.
  • adj. Having the lower jaw projecting.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Resting on a track at the bottom, instead of being suspended; -- said of a sliding door.
  • adj. Having the lower jaw projecting.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Suspended or hung in such a manner that the elements which carry the weight or load are below the load they carry, but the links connecting the two are in tension.
  • Projecting beyond the upper jaw: applied to the under jaw.
  • Having the under jaw projecting beyond the upper jaw.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. having a lower part projecting beyond the upper
  • adj. supported from below especially resting on a track instead of suspended from above

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