Paunch vs Potbelly - What's the difference?
As a noun potbelly is
a large, swollen, or protruding abdomen; a paunch.
The first stomach of a ruminant, the rumen.
The abdomen or belly of a human or animal, especially a large, protruding one.
(nautical) A paunch mat.
The thickened rim of a bell, struck by the clapper.
* (protruding belly) See also .
To remove the internal organs of a ruminant, such as a hare or rabbit prior to eating.
* 1610 , , act 3 scene 2
- Why, as I told thee, 'tis a custom with him
- I' th' afternoon to sleep: there thou may'st brain him,
- Having first seiz'd his books; or with a log
- Batter his skull, or paunch him with a stake,
- Or cut his wezand with thy knife
a large, swollen, or protruding abdomen; a paunch
a potbelly stove
* (protruding abdomen) See also .