Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun In coal-mining, an air-course carried under a mine-road or -way by means of an air-tight box, or a passage cut through the rock or coal beneath the floor.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • transitive verb To cast under or beneath.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun Something viewed from above through another medium, as of clouds viewed from an airplane.
  • verb To allocate the parts in (a play or film) to insufficiently skilled actors.
  • verb To throw under or beneath.

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Examples

  • Beneath them was thick undercast, a carpet of clouds opaque to their eyes but transparent to electronic surveillance systems.

    The Last Ace

  • Beneath them was thick undercast, a carpet of clouds opaque to their eyes but transparent to electronic surveillance systems.

    The Last Ace

  • Eradicate No. 3 targeted the Mitsubishi factory at Nagoya, and only twenty-eight of seventy-three planes attacked the primary from above a nearly solid undercast.

    Whirlwind

  • Ignoring inaccurate flak between 10,000 and 12,000 feet, the wing bombed by radar through a heavy undercast.

    Whirlwind

  • Eradicate No. 3 targeted the Mitsubishi factory at Nagoya, and only twenty-eight of seventy-three planes attacked the primary from above a nearly solid undercast.

    Whirlwind

  • In my daughter's high school production of _Twelfth Night_ (in which she totally kicked ass as Olivia), one of the best actors in the school was undercast as "Valentina" (Orsino's previous head lackey, "Valentine" in the original).

    Tell me again why I left the theatre

  • Too bad about the Nanetta and Fenton; such lovely parts, usually a bit undercast.

    Nothing's Gonna Stop Us Now

  • Ignoring inaccurate flak between 10,000 and 12,000 feet, the wing bombed by radar through a heavy undercast.

    Whirlwind

  • David Gockley above is to be congratulated for putting on a warhorse with such care, unlike in years past when repertory staples were often undercast in San Francisco because the powers that be figured it didn't matter.

    A Night at The Opera

  • David Gockley above is to be congratulated for putting on a warhorse with such care, unlike in years past when repertory staples were often undercast in San Francisco because the powers that be figured it didn't matter.

    Archive 2009-09-01

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