Meaning of belly flop
— Northern and North Midland U.S. Northern and North Midland U.S.
- 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.
Pronunciation: (bel'ē-flop"), [key]
— -flopped, -flop•ping.
- 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.