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underslung

Definitions

  • A Regular 2-Rail Underslung Transfer Truck
    A Regular 2-Rail Underslung Transfer Truck
  • WordNet 3.6
    • adj underslung having a low center of gravity; built low to the ground
    • adj underslung having a lower part projecting beyond the upper "an underhung jaw","undershot bulldog"
    • adj underslung supported from above especially in a vehicle having springs attached to the axle from below
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Additional illustrations & photos:

A Regular 3-Rail Underslung Transfer Truck A Regular 3-Rail Underslung Transfer Truck

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • a Underslung 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.
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Usage

In literature:

The coroner, one Jason Kirchner, was an inoffensive-looking little fellow with a Caspar Milquetoast mustache and an underslung jaw.
"Murder in the Gunroom" by Henry Beam Piper
On steep side hills the wagon body on which the tank rests should be underslung.
"Apple Growing" by M. C. Burritt
He was rather short of stature, bullet-headed and bull-necked, with a sloping forehead and a somewhat underslung chin.
"Roosevelt in the Bad Lands" by Hermann Hagedorn
Head rounded; no beak; underslung jaw; lips white.
"Whales, Dolphins, and Porpoises of the Western North Atlantic" by Stephen Leatherwood
He thinks I couldn't make good because I haven't one of those underslung jaws like his.
"The Sin of Monsieur Pettipon" by Richard Connell
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