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belly flop

noun

Simple Definition of belly flop

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

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of belly flop

  1. :  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 in a sentence

  1. She did a belly flop into the pool.



Circa 1890

First Known Use of belly flop

circa 1890


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