Definition of Flippers

1. Noun. (plural of flipper) ¹



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Definition of Flippers

1. flipper [n] - See also: flipper

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Flippers

flippancies
flippancy
flippant
flippantly
flippantness
flippase
flippases
flipped
flipped out
flipper
flipper baby
flippered
flippering
flipperless
flipperlike
flippers (current term)
flippest
flippier
flippies
flippiest
flipping Nora
flipping burgers
flipping out
flippy
flippy disk
flippy disks
flips
flips out
flipside

Literary usage of Flippers

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1. Animal Locomotion: Or, Walking, Swimming, and Flying, with a Dissertation on by James Bell Pettigrew (1883)
"These artificial fish-tails, fins, flippers, and wings are slightly twisted upon themselves, and when applied to the water and air by a sculling or ..."

2. Design in Nature: Illustrated by Spiral and Other Arrangements in the by James Bell Pettigrew (1908)
"The angles made by the flippers during the downwards and backwards stroke are, ... Shows the five digits of the flippers with the membrane or web extending ..."

3. Animal Locomotion by James Bell Pettigrew (1874)
"These artificial fish-tails, fins, flippers, and wings are slightly twisted upon themselves, and when applied to the water and air by a sculling or ..."

4. Fur Seal Arbitration: Proceedings of the Tribunal of Arbitration, Convened by Bering Sea Tribunal of Arbitration (1895)
"A sleeping seal lias his vital parts pretty well submerged—the nose, lower jaw, and flippers being usually held above the surface, although a little more ..."

5. Text-book of Geology by Archibald Geikie (1893)
"... have measured upwards of 15 feet between the tips of the flippers. The remains of birds have been met with both in Europe and in Fig. 422. ..."

6. The Encyclopaedia Britannica: A Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, and General by Thomas Spencer Baynes (1888)
"... but enclosed in one covering of integument, as in the flippers of a whale or a turtle. The exterior of the body, there is every reason to believe, ..."

7. The Reptile Book: A Comprehensive, Popularised Work on the Structure and by Raymond Lee Ditmars (1907)
"These Strictly Aquatic Reptiles may be Recognised by their Seal-like flippers All of the tropical and semi-tropical seas of the globe are inhabited by huge ..."

8. A Journal of a Voyage of Discovery to the Arctic Regions: In His Majesty's by Alexander Fisher (1821)
"Length of the middle toe of the fore flipper 6 inches, and of the hind - - - -07 Do. from the end of the fore flippers to the shoulder joint - - - - -2O Do. ..."

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