underslung

adjective

un·​der·​slung ˌən-dər-ˈsləŋ How to pronounce underslung (audio)
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 Conn experimented with an underslung octave mechanism and an ineffective bulging device on the end of the neck called a microtuner, for tiny pitch adjustments. Chris Almeida, The New Yorker, 6 Jan. 2024 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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Word History

First Known Use

1903, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of underslung was in 1903

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“Underslung.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/underslung. Accessed 16 Apr. 2024.

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