belly flop


belly flop

noun

: a poorly done dive in which the front of the body lands flat on the surface of the water

Full Definition of BELLY FLOP

:  a dive (as into water or in coasting prone on a sled) in which the front of the body strikes flat against another surface —called also belly flopper
belly flop intransitive verb

Examples of BELLY FLOP

  1. She did a belly flop into the pool.

First Known Use of BELLY FLOP

circa 1890

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