- 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.