flipper can

flipper can

in food inspection a can of food in which the lid flips into a blown position when the can is knocked but the bulge can be suppressed with light pressure. A can in the early stages of spoilage.
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Hey, if Flipper can launch his comeback without the benefit of a face- lift, then so can I," says Hogan who plays the dolphin's human companion in the film.