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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.
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flip·per

(flipĕr)
Colloq. usage for interim prosthesis.
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"Oh, you men, you men!" Matkah said, fanning herself with her hind flipper. "Why can't you be sensible and settle your places quietly?
"If you do happen to have an extra joint in your front flipper you needn't show off so.
Hundreds of competitors d from across the Midlands and beyond swam two consecutive lengths of the murky water, wearing flippers and a snorkel.
The brave bog-loving entrants swam two consecutive lengths of the murky water, wearing flippers and a snorkel.
Their front flippers have a bone structure similar to that in our arms and hands.
The design features weighted flippers (1 pound each) with pockets for the user's hands.
California-based ATTOM Data Solutions said the average gross profit for midstate flippers in the second quarter ranged from $55,000 to $82,500.
Athletes must wear snorkels and flippers and complete the course without using conventional swimming strokes, relying on flipper power alone.
Athletes must wear snorkels and flippers and complete the course without conventional swimming strokes, relying on flipper power alone.
You may be able to touch the flippers. Look at your hands.
SIGHTINGS of a man pounding the pavements in a pair of flippers have been causing a stir on social media.