flipper
flippers flippers n. {flipper} [By analogy with flipper[W13(1)], the limb of an aquatic animal used for locomotion] A type of shoe with a paddle-like front extending well beyond the end of the toe, used an aid in swimming (especially underwater).

Note: They are typically of rubber-like material, and are not worn when walking on land.

Syn: fin, fins. [WordNet 1.5]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • flipper — FLÍPPER s.n. Aripioară. [< engl. flipper]. Trimis de LauraGellner, 07.04.2005. Sursa: DN  FLÍPPER s. n. 1. mic levier la jocul de biliard mecanic, care aduce bila înapoi. 2. jocul însuşi. (< fr., engl. flipper) Trimis de raduborza,… …   Dicționar Român

  • Flipper — Sm (ein Spielautomat) per. Wortschatz fach. (20. Jh.) Entlehnung. Entlehnt aus ne. flipper, einer Ableitung von ne. flip schnipsen, schnellen , dessen Herkunft nicht sicher geklärt ist. Verb: flippe(r)n mit Spielautomaten spielen .    Ebenso nndl …   Etymologisches Wörterbuch der deutschen sprache

  • flipper — /ˈflipper, ingl. ˈflɪpə(r)/ [vc. ingl., da to flip «fare scattare»] s. m. inv. biliardino elettrico …   Sinonimi e Contrari. Terza edizione

  • Flipper — Flip per, n. [Cf. {Flip}, {Flippant}.] 1. (Zo[ o]l.) A broad flat limb used for swimming, as those of seals, sea turtles, whales, etc. [1913 Webster] 2. (Naut.) The hand. [Slang] [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • flipper — (ingl.; pronunc. [flíper]; pl. «flippers») m. Máquina electrónica de juego provista de un tablero sobre el que se impulsa y se intenta controlar una bola por medio de una serie de palancas que se accionan desde botones exteriores …   Enciclopedia Universal

  • flipper — limb used to swim with, 1822, agent noun from FLIP (Cf. flip) (v.). Sense of rubber fin for underwater swimming is from 1945. Slang meaning the hand dates from 1836. Related: Flippers …   Etymology dictionary

  • flipper — s. m. Ver flíper. • Plural: flippers.   ‣ Etimologia: palavra inglesa …   Dicionário da Língua Portuguesa

  • flipper — ► NOUN 1) a broad, flat limb without fingers, used for swimming by sea animals such as seals and turtles. 2) a flat rubber attachment worn on the foot for underwater swimming. 3) a pivoted arm in a pinball machine …   English terms dictionary

  • flipper — [flip′ər] n. [< FLIP1] 1. a broad, flat part or limb adapted for swimming, as in seals or whales ☆ 2. a large, flat, paddlelike rubber device worn on each foot by a swimmer or skin diver to increase the force of the kick …   English World dictionary

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