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1Having a base or lowest point of the specified kind:‘a heavy-bottomed copper pan’‘a clear, sandy-bottomed lake’‘a rather unique glass-bottomed boat’
- ‘Near the headwaters, there's a necklace of four soft-bottomed ponds where egrets stand watch on the shore and owls roost beneath bridges.’
- ‘The River Safari's steel-bottomed boats make a great afternoon's adventure.’
- ‘Another reported UFO was a hovering red-bottomed spaceship that suddenly disappears.’
- ‘Some of the chairs were described as leather-bottomed, indicating seats upholstered in leather.’
- ‘The swim coach carried one of those ubiquitous blue-bottomed first-aid kits.’
2Having buttocks of the specified kind:‘a large-bottomed woman’‘she was sitting on a chair bare-bottomed’
- ‘Tribes of these red-bottomed monkeys regularly overrun government office compounds.’
- ‘We view huge bulls bellowing like gladiators and bow-legged, skinny-bottomed cowboys in chaps, nonchalantly smoking roll-ups.’
- ‘Japanese green tea drinkers also consume less sodium than fat-bottomed American fizzy drink lovers.’
- ‘One collage features a big-bottomed showgirl in a sparkly wig, red gloves, and little else.’
- ‘The subject was a cheeky-faced, chubby-bottomed urchin of about twelve.’
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