Underbelly
Underbelly Un"der*bel`ly, n. 1. The lower ventral part of the abdomen of an animal, especially one that walks on four feet. [PJC]

2. The surface of an object closest to the ground, especially of an extended object such as an airplane. [PJC]

3. The weak point of an object vulnerable to attack; used especially in the phrase ``the soft underbelly''. [PJC]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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