Definition of flipper noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//ˈflɪpə(r)//
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈflɪpər//
    [usually plural] Diving
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  1. 1 a flat part of the body of some sea animals such as seals and turtles, used for swimming
  2. 2 a long flat piece of rubber or plastic that you wear on your foot to help you swim more quickly, especially below the surface of the water Wordfinderarmband, dive, flipper, float, goggles, length, paddle, stroke, swim, water wings See related entries: Diving
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: flipper