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flipper

(flĭp′ər)
n.
1. A wide flat limb, as of a seal, whale, or other aquatic mammal, adapted for swimming.
2. See fin1.

flip·per

(flipĕr)
Colloq. usage for interim prosthesis.

flipper

fin-like structures of pinnipeds.
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The melt flipper addresses the imbalance by changing the orientation of the melt stream.
Using Computer tomography scanning of the fins of seven different species ranging from the slow swimming Amazon River dolphin and pygmy sperm whale to the super-fast striped dolphin, the team made scaled models of the flippers of each species.
Fish knew that the shape of a flipper or an airplane wing is important.
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Slower foraging fits with worries that flipper bands may be increasing drag on penguins during swimming, Saraux says.
The carrier notifies Diligent coverage has been bound, and Diligent sends Flipper an insurance binder as proof of coverage until the policy issues.
MYSTERY surrounds this starving little seal which was found washed up on an Irish beach with a London Zoo tag on his flipper.
Young's Seafood, the brand leader in fish, announces the launch of its new and improved Flipper Dippers.
Texas historian Robinson investigates whether race was a key issue in the trial and dismissal of Second Lieutenant Flipper (1856-1940), or became attached to the case to serve a later political and social agenda.
Anderson Cancer Center in Houston and a group of veterinary and medical professionals are hoping to use molds created from a dead turtle's flipper and custom fit one for Allison, who was found missing three of her own.
Designed to improve the ease of access to both sides of a window sash, the Window Sash Flipper conveys the window sash into the flipper station where it is rotated 180[degrees].
The Test wickets world record holder claims he now has the confidence to bowl his famed flipper - a skidding delivery with backspin - again.