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flipper

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noun flip·per \ˈfli-pər\

Simple Definition of flipper

  • : one of two flat body parts that stick out from the side of a seal, whale, etc., and are used by the animal for swimming

  • : a flat rubber shoe that has a very wide front and that is used for swimming

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of flipper

  1. 1 a :  a broad flat limb (as of a seal or cetacean) adapted for swimming b :  a flat rubber shoe with the front expanded into a paddle used in skin diving

  2. 2 :  one that flips

1822

First Known Use of flipper

1822


FLIPPER Defined for Kids

flipper

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noun flip·per \ˈfli-pər\

Definition of flipper for Students

  1. 1 :  a broad flat limb (as of a seal or whale) used for swimming

  2. 2 :  a flat rubber shoe with the front widened into a paddle for use in swimming




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