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British pronunciation/flˈɪpɐ/
American pronunciation/ˈfɫɪpɝ/
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a broad flat limb without any fingers that is used for swimming by some sea animals such as seals, turtles, etc.

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What is a "flipper"?

A flipper is a specialized limb found in certain animals, particularly marine mammals such as seals, sea lions, and whales. It is characterized by its paddle-like shape, consisting of a broad and flattened structure supported by bones and covered in a layer of skin. The flipper is primarily adapted for aquatic locomotion and maneuverability. Its streamlined form allows for efficient movement through water, enabling animals to swim, dive, and navigate with agility. The flipper's muscles provide the strength and flexibility necessary for propulsion and control in the aquatic environment. In some species, such as seals and sea lions, the flipper also serves as a functional limb on land, aiding in movement and stability. The flipper's design and function are remarkable adaptations that enable marine mammals to thrive in their marine habitats, facilitating their hunting, mating, and survival in the aquatic realm.

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a rubber shoe that is flat and has an expanded front paddle that enables one to swim faster

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A flipper, also known as a swim fin, is a type of shoe designed for swimming and other aquatic activities. Unlike traditional footwear, flippers are made with long, blade-like extensions on the bottom that help to propel the swimmer through the water. They come in a variety of shapes and sizes and may be made of rubber, silicone, or other synthetic materials. Flippers are used by swimmers, divers, and snorkelers to increase their speed and maneuverability in the water, as well as to reduce the amount of effort required to move through the water. They are especially popular for underwater activities such as scuba diving or free diving, where they allow the wearer to move through the water with greater ease and efficiency.

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*** a kitchen tool with a wide, flat blade with long holes in it, used for lifting and turning food while cooking

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Seals use their flippers to propel themselves through the water with remarkable agility, hunting for fish and other prey.
Whales, though mammals, are highly adapted to their aquatic environment, with streamlined bodies and flippers.
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