flipper


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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.
References in classic literature ?
And then ounly percave the cuteness of the swate angel, for no sooner did she obsarve that I was afther the squazing of her flipper, than she up wid it in a jiffy, and put it away behind her back, jist as much as to say, "Now thin, Sir Pathrick O'Grandison, there's a bitther chance for ye, mavourneen, for it's not altogether the gentaal thing to be afther the squazing of my flipper right full in the sight of that little furrenner Frinchman, Mounseer Maiter-di-dauns.
Wid that I giv'd her a big wink jist to say, "lit Sir Pathrick alone for the likes o' them thricks," and thin I wint aisy to work, and you'd have died wid the divarsion to behould how cliverly I slipped my right arm betwane the back o' the sofy, and the back of her leddyship, and there, sure enough, I found a swate little flipper all a waiting to say, "the tip o' the mornin' to ye, Sir Pathrick O'Grandison, Barronitt.
Matkah said, fanning herself with her hind flipper.
Meantime the old salt ("ex-coasting skipper" was writ large all over his person) had hobbled up alongside in his bumpy, shiny boots, and, waving an arm, short and thick like the flipper of a seal, terminated by a paw red as an uncooked beef-steak, addressed the poop in a muffled, faint, roaring voice, as if a sample of every North-Sea fog of his life had been permanently lodged in his throat: "Haul 'em round, Mr.
Thus, we can hardly believe that the webbed feet of the upland goose or of the frigate-bird are of special use to these birds; we cannot believe that the same bones in the arm of the monkey, in the fore leg of the horse, in the wing of the bat, and in the flipper of the seal, are of special use to these animals.
I saw I could do nothing with her unless I exerted force, and so I turned with my back toward her that I might be in a position to shield her from the strange reptile should it really succeed in reaching the deck; and as I did so I saw the thing raise one flipper over the rail, dart its head forward and with the quickness of lightning seize upon one of the boches.
I am glad to meet you, sir," said he, putting out a broad, fat hand like the flipper of a seal.
I saw him extend his short flipper of an arm for a gesture that took in the forest, the creek, the mud, the river,--seemed to beckon with a dis- honoring flourish before the sunlit face of the land a treacherous appeal to the lurking death, to the hidden evil, to the profound darkness of its heart.
He raised himself on his flippers with an angry movement.
He rummaged through a locker, and in less than three minutes Harvey was adorned with fisherman's rubber boots that came half up his thigh, a heavy blue jersey well darned at the elbows, a pair of flippers, and a sou'wester.
It was not until one of these creatures wriggled on to a sand-bank within a few hundred yards of us, and exposed a barrel-shaped body and huge flippers behind the long serpent neck, that Challenger, and Summerlee, who had joined us, broke out into their duet of wonder and admiration.
Only his short arms in respectable white shirt-sleeves re mained very visible, propped up like the flippers of a seal reposing on the strand.