adjective Date: 1903 1. of a vehicle frame suspended below the axles 2. having a low center of gravity

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  • Underslung — Un der*slung , Underhung Un der*hung , a. Of an automobile body, suspended from the springs in such a manner that the frame of the chassis is below the axles, the object being to lower the center of gravity of the car. [Webster 1913 Suppl.] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • underslung — [un′dərsluŋ΄] adj. 1. having springs attached to the underside of the axles: said of an automobile frame 2. projecting: said of the lower jaw …   English World dictionary

  • underslung — /un deuhr slung /, adj. 1. suspended from an upper support, as the chassis of a vehicle from the axles. 2. supported from above; placed or suspended below the source of support: Conestoga wagons with underslung bundles and kettles. 3. more… …   Universalium

  • underslung — i. Loads carried by a helicopter that are slung below it by a cable. ii. A helicopter rotor with its center of gravity below the point at which the rotor is attached to the mast. Blade connecting to top of the mast. Underslung rotor …   Aviation dictionary

  • underslung — subterminal mouth or jaw …   Dictionary of ichthyology

  • underslung — adjective supported from above (especially from the underside of a wing etc) …   Wiktionary

  • underslung — adj. supported from above (like a chassis below an axle in a vehicle); suspended from above; squat, having a low center of gravity …   English contemporary dictionary

  • underslung — adjective suspended from the underside of something. ↘(of a vehicle chassis) hanging lower than the axles …   English new terms dictionary

  • underslung — un•der•slung [[t]ˈʌn dərˈslʌŋ[/t]] adj. 1) aum suspended from an upper support, as the chassis of a vehicle from the axles 2) more massive at the bottom than the top; squat • Etymology: 1900–05 …   From formal English to slang

  • underslung — /ˈʌndəslʌŋ/ (say unduhslung) adjective 1. attached to the axles from below, as the chassis frame of a car. 2. having a low centre of gravity. 3. supported from above …   Australian English dictionary

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