Meaning of underslung in English:


Pronunciation /ʌndəˈslʌŋ/


  • 1Suspended from the underside of something.

    ‘helicopters hover to lift underslung loads’
    • ‘Then every piece of equipment, including our food supply boxes, had to be accurately weighed so that we could tally the full weight of each underslung load.’
    • ‘An underslung load hook is capable of carrying external loads up to 12,000 lb, and the load measurement is displayed in the cockpit.’
    • ‘Cargo helicopters are heavier models capable of carrying 60 troops, lightly armoured vehicles, or underslung loads such as artillery and munitions.’
    • ‘The helicopter can carry up to 18 troops plus four crew or 4000 kg of underslung cargo, cruises at up to 300 kph and has a maximum range of over 900 km.’
    • ‘Extensive training is also conducted in helicopter underslung work, a critical function for forward resupply, ship-to-shore, and remote operations.’
    • ‘Up to 1,360 kg of cargo can be underslung from an external cargo hook for ship-to-shore and ship-to-ship replenishment.’
    1. 1.1(of a vehicle chassis) hanging lower than the axles.
      • ‘The cockpit was underslung, with a top-mounted cannon and two machine guns on either side.’