from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun A malocclusion in which the lower teeth overlap the upper teeth.

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  • noun A malocclusion, in which the lower teeth extend past the upper ones


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  • A stop at Crescent Street and Hoyt Avenue brings her Louise, a little Frenchie with a large underbite.

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  • They jut from girls 'lids like an underbite, fanning the air in great whips of painted wind, and they form the fluttering basis of a trend spreading faster than conjunctivitis.

    Up front: Eva Wiseman

  • A suited man creeps from the edge of a crooked house smiling at her in an underbite.

    Oaxaca Dreamland

  • Face Mask What It ' s For: A severe anterior crossbite, or underbite with the lower jaw outgrowing the upper jaw

    The 8-Year-Old With a Perfect Smile

  • But until Friday, nobody had seen what Bill Cox and his co-workers saw — something with a devilish underbite, sinister eyes and a cold-blooded appetite.

    Aligator Found in Chicago River « Skid Roche

  • Before I can swoon, he adds, helpfully: “And she has your underbite.”

    Knowing Jesse

  • Fiona chewed on her green Thinking Pencil with the fierceness and underbite of a bulldog.

    Fiona Finkelstein Meets Her Match!!

  • Braces What They ' re For: An anterior crossbite, when one or more teeth on top are behind teeth on the bottom (an underbite); buck teeth (an overbite); crooked teeth; spacing.

    The 8-Year-Old With a Perfect Smile

  • She would always think that her eldest son was absolutely perfect, for all that he had inherited the squashed nose of the Tornabuoni family and the infamous underbite of the Medici.

    The Poet Prince

  • Before I can swoon, he adds, helpfully: “And she has your underbite.”

    Knowing Jesse


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