having or wearing a petticoat.
noun 1. a structure built on posts extending from land out over water, used as a landing place for ships, an entertainment area, a strolling place, etc.; jetty. 2. (in a bridge or the like) a support for the ends of adjacent spans. 3. a square pillar. 4. a portion of wall between doors, windows, […]
noun, Architecture. 1. a shallow rectangular feature projecting from a wall, having a capital and base and usually imitating the form of a column. noun 1. a shallow rectangular column attached to the face of a wall
verb (used with object), underpinned, underpinning. 1. to prop up or support from below; strengthen, as by reinforcing a foundation. 2. to replace or strengthen the foundation of (a building or the like). 3. to furnish a foundation for; corroborate: The author’s conclusions are underpinned by references to experimental findings. verb (transitive) -pins, -pinning, -pinned […]
[uhn-der-pin-ing] /ˈʌn dərˌpɪn ɪŋ/ noun 1. a system of supports beneath a wall or the like. 2. Often, underpinnings. a foundation or basis: to uncover the emotional underpinnings of an illness. 3. underpinnings, Informal. underwear, especially women’s underwear. the legs. verb (used with object), underpinned, underpinning. 1. to prop up or support from below; strengthen, […]