- suspended from an upper support, as the chassis of a vehicle from the axles.
- supported from above; placed or suspended below the source of support: Conestoga wagons with underslung bundles and kettles.
- more massive at the bottom than the top; squat: The high wings and large fuselage give the plane an underslung look.
Origin of underslung
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Examples from the Web for underslung
Kit asked, after the underslung gray roadster had passed out of sight.Kit of Greenacre Farm
I was lookin' to see some ugly mutts with underslung jaws and mops o' frizzy hair, like them Feejee Islanders ye see pitchers of.The Pathless Trail
Arthur O. (Arthur Olney) Friel
The beam of his underslung searchlight, shifting at his will, shot its white ray in a long, fading pencil downward as he coasted.Darkness and Dawn
George Allan England
They are usually relatively slender-bodied with a rounded head, an underslung jaw, and no beak.Whales, Dolphins, and Porpoises of the Western North Atlantic
On steep side hills the wagon body on which the tank rests should be underslung.Apple Growing
M. C. Burritt
- suspended below a supporting member, esp (of a motor vehicle chassis) suspended below the axles
- having a low centre of gravity
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