un·​der·​slung | \ ˌən-dər-ˈsləŋ How to pronounce underslung (audio) \

Definition of underslung

1 of a vehicle frame : suspended below the axles
2 : having a low center of gravity

Examples of underslung in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The new underslung swingarm, never before used on a production Aprilia, is modeled on the same one used for the RS-GP MotoGP machine piloted by Aprilia pro racer Aleix Espargaró. Peter Jackson, Robb Report, 29 Apr. 2021 The pod is underslung with two pontoons, each with three dorsal rotors. Dan Neil, WSJ, 12 Sep. 2018 The underslung high heel made the foot look smaller and left a smaller footprint. Nancy Macdonell, WSJ, 21 Aug. 2018

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First Known Use of underslung

1903, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Underslung.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/underslung. Accessed 25 Sep. 2022.

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