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A dive in which the front of the body hits flat against a surface, especially of water.
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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
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an awkward dive in which the front of the body strikes flat against the water or other surface.
bel′ly-flop`, v.i. -flopped, -flop•ping.
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