Part of speech: noun

A limb used to swim with, as in seals, turtles, etc.

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Usage examples "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", A. W. Dimock.
  2. Then came the flipper- flap of the goldsmith's slippers returning. - "The Coast of Chance", 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", Constance Cary Harrison.