belly-flop belly-flop

Definition(s):

  • (v) dive so that one hits the water with one's belly

Usage(s):

  1. If a V-22 loses power while flying like an airplane, it should be able to glide to a rough but survivable belly-flop landing.
  2. Started in 1996 as a spoof of the summer Olympics held in Atlanta, the Games feature bobbing for pigs feet, hub cap hurling and the Redneck mud pit belly-flop contest.
  3. Activities directors from the various hotels crammed each day with a Club Med melange of crab races, scuba, and belly-flop and tanning contests.

News

  1. Little girls in bikinis: Inappropriate or much ado about nothing?

    WALNUT CREEK, Calif. - At the Clarke Swim Center in Walnut Creek, children splash and belly-flop away a Friday afternoon under the sun. The girls in this 10-and-under crowd are wading in the pool wearing all the ruffles, sequins and neon colors currently trending in swimwear. Some wear one-pieces.
    on July 15, 2013     Source: The Fayetteville Observer

  2. Are Airline Pilots Forgetting How to Fly?

    We don't know yet what caused Asiana Flight 214 carrying 307 people to belly-flop onto the seawall short of Runway 28L at San Francisco International Airport on Saturday, killing two and injuring scores of others.
    on July 10, 2013     Source: New York Magazine

Quotes

  1. "I think [McCain] better get his reasoning straightened out, because this is a huge, big belly-flop flipflop," Reid said.
    on Dec 1, 2009 By: Harry Reid Source: Wall Street Journal

  2. "More belly-flop than swan dive . . . the strangest product launch since that of New Coke in 1985," writes columnist George Will.
    on Sep 30, 2007 By: George Will Source: Washington Post

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