Definition of Flipper

1. Noun. A shoe for swimming; the paddle-like front is an aid in swimming (especially underwater).

Exact synonyms: Fin
Generic synonyms: Shoe
Derivative terms: Fin, Flip



2. Noun. The flat broad limb of aquatic animals specialized for swimming.
Group relationships: Aquatic Vertebrate, Aquatic Mammal
Generic synonyms: Limb
Derivative terms: Flip

Definition of Flipper

1. n. A broad flat limb used for swimming, as those of seals, sea turtles, whales, etc.

Definition of Flipper

1. Proper noun. a common name for animals which have flippers, such as dolphins and seals. ¹

2. Noun. in marine mammals such as whales, a wide flat limb, adapted for swimming ¹

3. Noun. a flat, wide, paddle-like rubber covering for the foot, used in swimming ¹

4. Noun. a flat lever in a pinball machine, used to keep the ball in play ¹

5. Noun. (cricket) A type of ball bowled by a leg spin bowler, which spins backwards and skids off the pitch with a low bounce ¹

6. Noun. (informal US) television remote control, clicker ¹

7. Noun. (dated slang) The hand. ¹

8. Noun. (dentistry) A kind of false tooth, usually temporary. ¹

9. Verb. To lift one or both flipper out of the water and slap the surface of the water ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Flipper

1. a broad, flat limb adapted for swimming [n -S]

Medical Definition of Flipper

1. 1. A broad flat limb used for swimming, as those of seals, sea turtles, whales, etc. 2. The hand. Origin: Cf. Flip, Flippant. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Flipper

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Literary usage of Flipper

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1. History of the American Negro and His Institutions by Arthur Bunyan Caldwell (1917)
"JOSEPH SIMEON flipper IT is given to the world in any race or any generation to have only a limited number of those men who by reason of their extraordinary ..."

2. The Genuine Works of Flavius Josephus: The Learned and Authentic Jewish by Flavius Josephus, William Whiston, Siwart Haverkamp (1809)
"Now when the flipper was got ready, he took a goat's (kin, and put it about bis arm, ... he eat the flipper, and betook ..."

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