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.
Tell England Ernest Raymond
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
A sled ride begun by running with the sled held at one’s side, then leaping onto it stomach down (entry form 1940s+)
- Belly girt
girth1 (def 2). Historical Examples Slave Narratives: A Folk History of Slavery in the United States Work Projects Administration Slave Narratives: A Folk History of Slavery in the United States Work Projects Administration
a triphammer in which the cams act at a point along the helve, partway between the fulcrum and the head.
(of an aviator) to land (an aircraft) directly on the fuselage, as because of defective landing gear. (of an aircraft) to land directly on the fuselage, without using the landing gear. Historical Examples Space Platform Murray Leinster
- Belly laugh
a deep, loud, hearty laugh. Contemporary Examples Meet the Pint-Sized Pro Golfers of Netflix’s ‘The Short Game’ Abby Haglage December 11, 2013 noun a loud deep hearty laugh