- Enter a word for the dictionary definition.
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Underhew \Un`der*hew"\, v. t. To hew less than is usual or proper; specifically, to hew, as a piece of timber which should be square, in such a manner that it appears to contain a greater number of cubic feet than it really does contain. --Haldeman. [1913 Webster]