Definitions for flipperˈflɪp ər

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

flip•perˈflɪp ər(n.)

  1. a broad flat limb, as of a seal or whale, specially adapted for swimming.

    Category: Zoology

  2. one of a pair of paddlelike devices, usu. of rubber, worn on the feet as an aid in scuba diving and swimming; fin.

    Category: Sport

  3. someone or something that flips.

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. flipper, fin(noun)

    a shoe for swimming; the paddle-like front is an aid in swimming (especially underwater)

  2. flipper(noun)

    the flat broad limb of aquatic animals specialized for swimming


  1. flipper(Noun)

    in marine mammals such as whales, a wide flat limb, adapted for swimming

  2. flipper(Noun)

    a flat, wide, paddle-like rubber covering for the foot, used in swimming

  3. flipper(Noun)

    a flat lever in a pinball machine, used to keep the ball in play

  4. flipper(Noun)

    A type of ball bowled by a leg spin bowler, which spins backwards and skids off the pitch with a low bounce

  5. flipper(Noun)

    television remote control, clicker

  6. flipper(Noun)

    The hand.

  7. flipper(Noun)

    A kind of false tooth, usually temporary.

  8. flipper(Verb)

    To lift one or both flipper out of the water and slap the surface of the water

  9. Flipper(ProperNoun)

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

  10. Origin: flip + -er

Webster Dictionary

  1. Flipper(noun)

    a broad flat limb used for swimming, as those of seals, sea turtles, whales, etc

  2. Flipper(noun)

    the hand


  1. Flipper

    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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a limb for swimming, especially of a seal, walrus etc.

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