Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A blockhead; a dunderhead.

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

  • noun obsolete A blockhead, or stupid person; a dunderhead.

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

  • noun obsolete A blockhead, or stupid person; a dunderhead.
  • adjective engineering Beneath the head of a mechanical component.

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Examples

  • The pillows underhead became soft and friendly; the bed on which they lay seemed wide, and white, and sturdy beneath the radiance that streamed in at the window.

    Tales of the Jazz Age

  • Although the Malplaquet drum remained where he had left it, in his absence the bracing cords had been slashed through, and the underhead had been removed.

    Sweet Danger

  • Although the Malplaquet drum remained where he had left it, in his absence the bracing cords had been slashed through, and the underhead had been removed.

    Sweet Danger

  • The pillows underhead became soft and friendly; the bed on which they lay seemed wide, and white, and sturdy beneath the radiance that streamed in at the window.

    Tales of the Jazz Age

  • That's not to say that the Democrats aren't understandibly scared and disoriented, their pillows pulled out from underhead.

    owl and bear

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