from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. The soft belly or underside of an animal's body. Also called underbody.
- n. The vulnerable or weak part: "So much . . . can be learned from these and other neglected sources from the underbelly of traditional scholarship” ( Stephen Jay Gould).
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- n. The side which is not normally seen
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. The lower ventral part of the abdomen of an animal, especially one that walks on four feet.
- n. The surface of an object closest to the ground, especially of an extended object such as an airplane.
- n. The weak point of an object vulnerable to attack; used especially in the phrase “the soft underbelly”.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. the quality of being weak or unprotected
- n. lower side
- n. the soft belly or underside of an animal's body
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