Part of speech: verb

To fill, as a sail.

Part of speech: noun

The abdomen, or something resembling it; as, the belly of a sail.

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Usage examples "belly":

  1. Yet was it a way of discomfort, and lacking to the mouth and to the belly; but a sufficient thing unto the need of the body, and good matter for a thankful heart, in that dark and hungry Land. - "The Night Land", William Hope Hodgson.
  2. " They said they would cut my belly open, sahib! - "Winds of the World", Talbot Mundy.
  3. The back of the violin is made from the timber of the female tree, the belly of the male tree. - "The Master-Knot of Human Fate", Ellis Meredith.