What does the word flipper mean?

Usage examples for flipper

  1. The creature began his dive just as Dick jumped for him, and the boy got hold of his tail- end as it was lifted above the water, in time to get a sharp slap in the face from the heavy hind flipper of the turtle. – Dick in the Everglades by A. W. Dimock
  2. Then came the flipper- flap of the goldsmith's slippers returning. – The Coast of Chance by Esther Chamberlain Lucia Chamberlain
  3. " You are very rough, my dear friend," said the crab, fanning himself with his flipper. – The Old-Fashioned Fairy Book by Constance Cary Harrison
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