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over-under Syllabification: o·ver-un·der
(also over/under)

Definition of over-under in English:


1A bet on whether the outcome of an event (usually the combined score of a sports game) will be above or below a number established in advance by the bookmaker: the over-under in hockey gives you less chance of losing
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  • In sports betting, there are just a few bets that are considered to be regular bets and the over/under is one of them.
  • I stayed away from the over-and-under on the winning score, which Sherman posted as 4 1/2 - under-par, because I think that's about the right number.
  • He was more interested in crap games, the over-and-under, the horses, and selling sweaters out of the trunk of his car.
1.1The number (usually the combined score of a sports game) on which bettors place wagers in an over-under bet: oddsmakers had set the over-under at 53, higher than any other game this week figurative what’s the over-under on how many fanatics will camp out?
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  • Is an over-under of 60 out of the question?
  • The Over-Under is in the 47-48 range.
  • Now, if I were a slow writer, then that could present a problem, especially since I review a lot of adventures, and the over-under for adventures is in the neighborhood of eight hours.
2 (also over-and-under) A gun having barrels arranged one above the other rather than side by side: if shooting an over-under, have the upper barrel pointing over and the lower barrel under the bird
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  • If I ever do display my gun (a very ornate over-under shotgun built for skeet and trap shooting), it's only to adults, and after I've pulled the case from the back of my closet, opened it, and broken the action to make sure its unloaded.
  • The over-under guns tend to be at the more expensive end of the spectrum.
  • Last year, Browning introduced the Citori 525 over-and-under.

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