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Definition of "bellying" [bellying]

  • Present participle of belly. (verb)
  • Bulging (adjective)

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Use "bellying" in a sentence
  • "The NTSB officials also found serious problems with Metro's oldest, 1000 series rail cars, and made clear that the Metro practice known as "bellying" -- placing those cars in the middle of trains -- does not make them more crashworthy."
  • "Dr. Hooke, in his day, expressed “his surprise at the obstinacy of seamen in continuing, after what appeared the clearest demonstration to the contrary, to prefer what are called bellying or bunting sails, to such as are hauled tight.”"
  • "Dr. Hooke, in his day, expressed "his surprise at the obstinacy of seamen in continuing, after what appeared the clearest demonstration to the contrary, to prefer what are called bellying or bunting sails, to such as are hauled tight.""