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flip·per

 (flĭp′ər)
n.
1. One that flips: a flipper of hamburgers
2. A wide flat limb, as of a seal, whale, or other aquatic mammal, adapted for swimming.
3. See fin1.
4. A flat lever in a pinball machine, used to hit the ball so it stays in play.

flipper

(ˈflɪpə)
n
1. (Zoology) the flat broad limb of seals, whales, penguins, and other aquatic animals, specialized for swimming
2. (Swimming, Water Sports & Surfing) (often plural) Also called: fin either of a pair of rubber paddle-like devices worn on the feet as an aid in swimming, esp underwater
3. (Cricket) cricket a ball bowled with backspin imparted by the action of the bowler's wrist

flip•per

(ˈflɪp ər)

n.
1. a broad flat limb, as of a seal or whale, specially adapted for swimming.
2. one of a pair of paddlelike devices, usu. of rubber, worn on the feet as an aid in scuba diving and swimming; fin.
3. someone or something that flips.
[1815–25]

flip·per

(flĭp′ər)
A wide, flat limb adapted for swimming, found on aquatic animals such as whales, seals, and sea turtles. Flippers evolved from legs.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.flipper - a shoe for swimmingflipper - a shoe for swimming; the paddle-like front is an aid in swimming (especially underwater)
shoe - footwear shaped to fit the foot (below the ankle) with a flexible upper of leather or plastic and a sole and heel of heavier material
2.flipper - the flat broad limb of aquatic animals specialized for swimming
aquatic vertebrate - animal living wholly or chiefly in or on water
aquatic mammal - whales and dolphins; manatees and dugongs; walruses; seals
limb - one of the jointed appendages of an animal used for locomotion or grasping: arm; leg; wing; flipper
Translations
زِعْنِفة سِباحَه بلاستيكيَّهزِعْنِفَه
ploutev
luffesvømmefod
peraja
uszony
hreifi; bægslisundfit
plaukmuo
peldplēvepeldpleznapeldspura
barbatananadadeira

flipper

[ˈflɪpəʳ] Naleta f

flipper

[ˈflɪpər] n
[animal] → nageoire f
(for swimmer)palme f

flipper

nFlosse f; (of diver)(Schwimm)flosse f

flipper

[ˈflɪpəʳ] npinna

flipper

(ˈflipə) noun
1. a limb for swimming, especially of a seal, walrus etc.
2. a kind of rubber or plastic shoe, worn when swimming, which is shaped like the flipper of a seal etc.