Definitions for flipperˈflɪp ər
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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
Origin: [Cf. Flip, Flippant.]
Flipper is a punk band formed in San Francisco, California in 1979, continuing in often erratic fashion until the mid-1990s, then reuniting in 2005. The band influenced a number of grunge, punk rock and noise rock bands. Their slowed-down, bass-driven, and heavily distorted style of punk is also considered a key forerunner to sludge metal and bands such as The Melvins.
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