Aboveground



situated on or the .
not secret or hidden; in the open:
the aboveground activities of the country’s left-wing faction.
Contemporary Examples

The noose around his neck is attached, aboveground, to a flying white bat.
The Twisted Mind of Marcel Dzama Sasha Watson March 10, 2010

The body lay in an aboveground marble sarcophagus guarded by no groundskeepers or watchmen, just one lonely padlock.
Invasion of the Celebrity Body Snatchers, From Charlie Chaplin to Casey Kasem Melissa Leon July 18, 2014

Historical Examples

aboveground his crudities of manner might be repellent; here he was in his native element, shrewd, practical and zealous.
Ainslee’s magazine, Volume 16, No. 3, October, 1905 Various

The underground railroad preceded the aboveground railroad in the history of the great American conflict.
The Creed of the Old South 1865-1915 Basil L. Gildersleeve

There was a chain-link gate at the side of the house, and in the back an aboveground pool.
Someone Comes to Town, Someone Leaves Town Cory Doctorow

But he negotiated it successfully, and in another moment he was aboveground and free.
The Master Mystery Arthur B. Reeve and John W. Grey

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