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flipperflip‧per /ˈflɪpə $ -ər/ noun [countable]  1 a flat part on the body of some large sea animals such as seals, that they use for swimming2 scuba_diver.jpg a large flat rubber shoe that you wear to help you swim faster
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flipperHe held his spear gun out in front of him with the safety off and used his flippers to keep facing the fish.A dolphin drew alongside, and by counter-opposing its flippers, barrel-rolled right in front of his mask.All eventually disappeared except the rorqual's flippers and teeth, for which the Marine Biological Laboratory had put in a request.A boy born with flippers, which never ceased twitching.
FlipperFlipper  a US television programme from the 1960s in which a family become friends with a dolphin that they call ‘Flipper

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