[ uhn-der-sluhng ]
/ ˈʌn dərˈslʌŋ /


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

First recorded in 1900–05; under- + slung
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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|Izola Forrester
  • On steep side hills the wagon body on which the tank rests should be underslung.

    Apple Growing|M. C. Burritt
  • 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
  • They are usually relatively slender-bodied with a rounded head, an underslung jaw, and no beak.

British Dictionary definitions for underslung


/ (ˌʌndəˈslʌŋ) /


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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