belly out

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belly out

To flare out in the wind, as of fabric. The sails bellied out in the afternoon breeze.
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belly out

[for a sheet of fabric, such as a ship's sail] to fill out in the wind. The sails bellied out as the ship turned to catch the wind. When the sails bellied out, we began to move forward.
See also: belly, out