Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • adjective Having springs attached to the axles from below. Used of a vehicle or of its frame.
  • adjective Supported from above.
  • adjective Having a low center of gravity.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective 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.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • adjective supported from above (especially from the underside of a wing etc)
  • adjective having a low center of gravity

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adjective supported from above especially in a vehicle having springs attached to the axle from below
  • adjective having a low center of gravity; built low to the ground
  • adjective having a lower part projecting beyond the upper

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Examples

  • The cylinders' downpipes merge in an underslung exhaust nacelle that looks like it should vent ionized plasma.

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  •   "You two keep that up," she said to us sternly when she found us practicing in the front parlor, "you're going to get underslung jaws like Charles II."

    My Bossa Nova Years

  • I Cloroxed and rinsed her ten-gallon water tank and filled it with fresh water; topped off her underslung propane tank.

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  • As usual - shoal keel and underslung rudder, with two masts and a cross between the junk and the Scottish lug rig, stylistically more suited to the longboat.

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  • As usual - shoal keel and underslung rudder, with two masts and a cross between the junk and the Scottish lug rig, stylistically more suited to the longboat.

    [longboat] closed and set to take the north sea

  • A long elegant neck, coning down to a sharpened tip on one end and flaring slightly towards the stern, with chrome testicles like underslung engines, streamlined to minimise air resistance.

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  • Rudder is underslung and leading to a tiller, not a wheel.

    [outrigger canoe] best all round performer

  • For me, the best hog gun is till the M16 with an underslung M203, 40 mm grenade launcher.

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  • The Eagle's shape, normally sleek and deadly with the sharp tips of air-to-air missiles protruding from the wings like talons, was now marred by the heavy mass of underslung ordnance.

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  • Rounds from our underslung grenade launchers were doing damage to a lush green tree-line directly opposite us and all along the enemy positions verdant foliage was spinning into the air, shredded by bullets passing through it.

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