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Meaning of FLIPPER

Pronunciation:  'flipur

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  the flat broad limb of aquatic animals specialized for swimming
  2. [n]  a shoe for swimming; the paddle-like front is an aid in swimming (especially underwater)

FLIPPER is a 7 letter word that starts with F.


 Synonyms: fin, fins, flippers
 See Also: aquatic mammal, aquatic vertebrate, limb, shoe



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Flip"per\, n. [Cf. {Flip}, {Flippant}.]
1. (Zo["o]l.) A broad flat limb used for swimming, as those
   of seals, sea turtles, whales, etc.

2. (Naut.) The hand. [Slang]

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