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fish-bellied

[fish-bel-eed]
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adjective Building Trades, Machinery.
  1. (of a beam or rail) having a convex underside.

Origin of fish-bellied

First recorded in 1825–35
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  • The malleable rails were of the kind called "fish-bellied," and weighed 28 lbs.

    The Life of George Stephenson and of his Son Robert Stephenson

    Samuel Smiles

  • The malleable rails were of the kind called “fish-bellied,” and weighed 28 lbs.


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