Definitions for flipperˈflɪp ər
Random House Webster's College Dictionary
a broad flat limb, as of a seal or whale, specially adapted for swimming.
one of a pair of paddlelike devices, usu. of rubber, worn on the feet as an aid in scuba diving and swimming; fin.
someone or something that flips.
Origin of flipper:
a shoe for swimming; the paddle-like front is an aid in swimming (especially underwater)
the flat broad limb of aquatic animals specialized for swimming
in marine mammals such as whales, a wide flat limb, adapted for swimming
a flat, wide, paddle-like rubber covering for the foot, used in swimming
a flat lever in a pinball machine, used to keep the ball in play
A type of ball bowled by a leg spin bowler, which spins backwards and skids off the pitch with a low bounce
television remote control, clicker
A kind of false tooth, usually temporary.
To lift one or both flipper out of the water and slap the surface of the water
a common name for animals which have flippers, such as dolphins and seals.
Origin: flip + -er
a broad flat limb used for swimming, as those of seals, sea turtles, whales, etc
Translations for flipper
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary
a limb for swimming, especially of a seal, walrus etc.
- swempoot; swemvoetAfrikaans
- плавник (на животно)Bulgarian
- barbatanaPortuguese (BR)
- die SchwimmflosseGerman
- हिलने वाला अंगHindi
- plovni ud (npr.peraja)Croatian
- hreifi; bægsliIcelandic
- (바다표범 등의) 지느러미발Korean
- peldspura; peldplēveLatvian
- kaki siripMalay
- هغه پلن غړې چه دلامبو وهلو لپاره استعماليږى (لكه دهيلى خپوړى يا پنجالې): لاسPashto
- плавник; ластRussian
- simfot, fena, labbSwedish
- ครีบ (ของแมวน้ำ, เพนกวิน)Thai
- 闊鰭，鰭狀肢Chinese (Trad.)
- تیرنے میں مددگار بازوUrdu
- (động vật học) chân chèoVietnamese
- 阔鳍，鳍状肢Chinese (Simp.)
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