This seal raises itself up on its flippers.
- a broad, flat part or limb adapted for swimming, as in seals or whales
- ☆ a large, flat, paddlelike rubber device worn on each foot by a swimmer or skin diver to increase the force of the kick
Origin of flipper; from flip
- One that flips: a flipper of hamburgers
- A wide flat limb, as of a seal, whale, or other aquatic mammal, adapted for swimming.
- See fin1.
- A flat lever in a pinball machine, used to hit the ball so it stays in play.
South African fur seal
- 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
- (cricket) A type of ball bowled by a leg spin bowler, which spins backwards and skids off the pitch with a low bounce
- (informal, US) television remote control, clicker
- (dated, slang) The hand.
- (dentistry) A kind of false tooth, usually temporary.
- A kitchen spatula
(third-person singular simple present flippers, present participle flippering, simple past and past participle flippered)
- to lift one or both flipper out of the water and slap the surface of the water
flip + -er
- a common name for animals which have flippers, such as dolphins and seals.
flipper - Computer Definition
Variant of flip
transitive verbflipped, flipping
- to toss or move with a quick jerk; flick: flip the drawer shut
- to snap (a coin) into the air with the thumb, as in betting on which side will land uppermost
- to turn or turn over: to flip pages in a book
Origin of flipechoic
- to make a quick, light stroke, as with the finger or a whip; snap
- to move jerkily
- to flip a coin, as in letting chance decide something
- to turn over quickly; specif., to execute a flip
- to look (through) in a quick, random manner
- ☆ Slang to lose self-control as a result of excitement, anger, madness, etc.also flip out
- the act or motion of flipping; snap, tap, jerk, or toss
- a somersault in the air
flip one's lidor flip one's wig☆