Definition of over-under in English:

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(also over/under)


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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  • There is a special index in the book rating ballparks for Total Number of Runs per game - if you're a Totals (Over-Under) bettor, this would be helpful material.
  • He was more interested in crap games, the over-and-under, the horses, and selling sweaters out of the trunk of his car.
  • 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.
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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  • The site has set the over-under on Peyton Manning's completion percentage vs. New England at 67.5 percent.
  • I put the over-under on e-mails to you complaining about O'Brien today at an even four hundred.
  • What is the over-under on Weaver's arrival in the major leagues?
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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  • Remington's only over-and-under, the Model 332 12 gauge has been enhanced with a "dressed-up" appearance and traditional engraving.
  • It's tough to beat the Red Label over-and-under.
  • The EAA/Baikal line includes the MP-233 over-and-under, which features hammer-forged barrels, chrome-lined bores, machined receivers, walnut stocks and internal screw chokes.

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Syllabification: o·ver-un·der

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