Underrun

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • v. t Underrun (Naut) To run or pass under;☞ The cable passes over the bows and stern of the boat used, while the men haul the boat along by pulling upon the cable.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n underrun An undercurrent.
    • underrun To run or pass under; especially (nautical), to pass under, as for the purpose of examining: as, to underrun a cable (to pass under it in a boat, in order to examine whether any part of it is damaged or entangled); to underrun a fishing-net.
    • underrun To move under, as a boat when a seine is hauled in over one side of it and paid out over the other.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • v.t Underrun un-dėr-run′ to run beneath:
    • v.i Underrun to move under
    • v.t Underrun un-dėr-run′ (naut.) to haul along underneath it, as a boat, to clear it, if any part happens to be foul
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Usage

In literature:

So the fairy filaments of this strange thing underrun and link together the whole world.
"The Golden Age" by Kenneth Grahame
The moonlight turns the lower strata to silver without a stain except where our shadow underruns us.
"Actions and Reactions" by Rudyard Kipling
The 'Niagara' put back, and the cable was 'underrun' the whole distance.
"Great Fortunes, and How They Were Made" by James D. McCabe, Jr.
The prairie rolled in wide undulations as the sea does when the swell of a distant gale underruns a glassy calm.
"Masters of the Wheat-Lands" by Harold Bindloss
So the fairy filaments of this strange thing underrun and link together the whole world.
"The Golden Age" by Kenneth Grahame
If they were fool 'nough to go in the trap, they could stay there till he underrun an' bailed 'em out.
"A Republic Without a President and Other Stories" by Herbert Ward
The Niagara put back, and the cable was "underrun" the whole distance.
"The Story of the Atlantic Telegraph" by Henry M. (Henry Martyn) Field
Consequently the Cable was underrun for three miles, cut and tested; but no defect being found, it was again spliced.
"The Atlantic Telegraph" by William Howard Russell
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In science:

Overrunning and underrunning in sequential clinical trials.
Sequential tests and estimates after overrunning based on $p$-value combination
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