Belly flop



an awkward, usually unintentional dive in which the front of the body strikes the water horizontally, the abdomen or chest bearing the brunt of the impact.
a maneuver with a sled in which the sledder runs with the sled to gain momentum and jumps forward to land on top of the sled as it moves through the snow.
to do a belly flop, as in diving or sledding.
to land or throw oneself heavily down on one’s belly:
so tired he just belly-flopped on the bed.
noun
a dive into water in which the body lands horizontally
another name for belly landing
verb -flops, -flopping, -flopped
(intransitive) to perform a belly flop

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