Definitions for underbellyˈʌn dərˌbɛl i

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

un•der•bel•lyˈʌn dərˌbɛl i(n.)(pl.)-lies.

  1. the lower abdomen.

    Category: Anatomy

  2. the underneath part of an animal behind the chest.

    Category: Zoology

  3. the lower surface or underside.

    Category: Common Vocabulary, Zoology

  4. a vulnerable area; weak point.

    Category: Common Vocabulary

Origin of underbelly:

1600–10

Princeton's WordNet

  1. underbelly(noun)

    lower side

    "the underbellies of clouds"

  2. underbelly, underbody(noun)

    the soft belly or underside of an animal's body

  3. underbelly(noun)

    the quality of being weak or unprotected

    "the soft underbelly of the Axis"- Winston Churchill

Wiktionary

  1. underbelly(Noun)

    The side which is not normally seen

    The area by the canal is the underbelly of town - not something you'd see in the guidebooks

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