belly flop

noun

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 in a Sentence

  1. She did a belly flop into the pool.

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First Known Use of belly flop

circa 1890


BELLY FLOP Defined for English Language Learners

belly flop

noun

Definition of belly flop for English Language Learners

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


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