swim fin


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These all-rubber swim fins are flexible enough to boost maneuverability underwater, but the vertical spines on their outside edges help stabilize the blade—giving you more oomph out of each kick. Michael Calore, WIRED, "Cool Underwater Gear for the Smartphone Photographer," 24 June 2019 Both Pamperin and Lehrer were wearing swim trunks, face masks and swim fins. sandiegouniontribune.com, "June 15, 1959: Shark attack," 15 June 2018 Franklin is also credited with inventing the lightning rod, the Franklin stove, and swim fins, among other highly useful objects. Bethany Ao, Philly.com, "The 5 best Ben Franklin documents online at the Library of Congress," 17 Apr. 2018

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First Known Use of swim fin

1947, in the meaning defined above

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a usually brief trip or an expedition

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