Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To lap under or beneath; have the edge or border lying beneath the edge of some other object, as the clapboards of a house or the feathers of a bird.
“To ensure there is never again the regulatory "underlap" that left huge holes in banking supervision, a new financial stability committee comprised of FSA and Bank representatives will be created.”
“In a Venn diagram, there would be substantial overlap but also substantial ... underlap?”
“We cannot afford a repetition of what, at the start of this crisis, became known as regulatory underlap, said Tyrie.”
“When a rotation occurs, there is an underlap of troops, so we have a period of a couple of weeks without any army.”
“Now that he is chancellor, Mr. Darling's solution is to replace underlap with overlap, eliminating the gaps by making both bodies responsible for a stable financial sector.”
“Beginning with the weakest, one may consider a principle to the effect that any pair of suitably related entities must underlap, i.e., have an upper bound:”
“The flap of the hood should slightly underlap the static part in order to prevent rain water from seeping into the mill.”
“Always cut parallel with the selvage and the length of the underlap longer than the waist measure, allowing for turning at the ends.”
“In many cases, it is advisable to have an underlap of the material.”
“The placket of a skirt should have an underlap extending well below the opening.”
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