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pin·ni·ped

 (pĭn′ə-pĕd′)
n.
Any of various carnivorous aquatic mammals of the suborder (or superfamily) Pinnipedia, having flippers as organs of locomotion and including the seals and the walrus.

[From New Latin Pinnipedia, order name : Latin pinna, feather; see pinna + Latin pēs, ped-, foot; see -ped.]

pin′ni·ped′ adj.
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pinniped

(ˈpɪnɪˌpɛd) or

pinnipedian

adj
(Animals) of, relating to, or belonging to the Pinnipedia, an order of aquatic placental mammals having a streamlined body and limbs specialized as flippers: includes seals, sea lions, and the walrus
n
(Animals) any pinniped animal
[C19: from New Latin pinnipēs, from Latin pinna feather, fin + pēs foot]
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pin•ni•ped

(ˈpɪn əˌpɛd)

adj.
1. belonging to the Pinnipedia, a grouping of carnivorous aquatic mammals that have their limbs broadened and flattened into flippers, as seals and walruses.
n.
2. a pinniped animal.
[1835–45; < New Latin Pinnipedia. See pinna, -i-, -ped, -ia]
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pin·ni·ped

(pĭn′ə-pĕd′)
Any of various carnivorous, aquatic mammals having long, smooth bodies and fin-like flippers for swimming. Pinnipeds include the seals and walruses.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.pinniped - aquatic carnivorous mammal having a streamlined body specialized for swimming with limbs modified as flipperspinniped - aquatic carnivorous mammal having a streamlined body specialized for swimming with limbs modified as flippers
aquatic mammal - whales and dolphins; manatees and dugongs; walruses; seals
Pinnipedia, suborder Pinnipedia - seals; sea lions; walruses
seal - any of numerous marine mammals that come on shore to breed; chiefly of cold regions
sea horse, seahorse, walrus - either of two large northern marine mammals having ivory tusks and tough hide over thick blubber
pod - a group of aquatic mammals
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With his ability to juggle work and play, marriage and infidelity, ostrichlike de Gaulle and pinnipedian Churchill, all on his diminutive feet, he was a master as much of life's three-ring circus as of its hunt.