belly flop


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belly flop

n. Informal
A dive in which the front of the body hits flat against a surface, especially of water.

bel′ly-flop′ v.

belly flop

n
1. (Swimming, Water Sports & Surfing) a dive into water in which the body lands horizontally
2. (Aeronautics) another name for belly landing
vb, -flops, -flopping or -flopped
(intr) to perform a belly flop

bel′ly flop`


n.
an awkward dive in which the front of the body strikes flat against the water or other surface.
[1890–95]
bel′ly-flop`, v.i. -flopped, -flop•ping.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.belly flop - a dive in which the abdomen bears the main force of impact with the waterbelly flop - a dive in which the abdomen bears the main force of impact with the water
dive, diving - a headlong plunge into water
Translations

belly flop

n (Swimming) → spanciata
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