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noun as in arm

noun as in extremity

noun as in fin

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With the hook from its dangling metal cable attached to him, the duck moved into the open doorway, his legs and flippers hanging off the side.

Their giant flippers let them swim through the water like a penguin.

It’s also ignited fierce competition between flippers angling for “hits,” or the most valuable cards.

Zimmerman couldn’t fathom rebuilding when she knew the home would flood again, and selling it to a flipper felt wrong, because eventually it would just end up in the hands of another unsuspecting buyer enticed by a newly refurbished home.

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Homes are destroyed, but buyers are undeterred—whether because of the influence of home flippers, a lack of reliable information about a home’s risk, or simple carelessness.

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“The flipper is a living object, and you never play the same game on it,” says Colin.

Steel balls caromed around the table as the player massaged, tickled, pressed, and slammed the flipper buttons.

One of them realizes she is paid less as a part-time employee of PEN than she would be as a burger-flipper or a car-wash girl.

Looks like the only thing ready to come with him in this "real" moment is a fish named Flipper.

We throw some pennies to another group, and the one nearest the coin picks it up by making a scoop of his flipper-like palm.

I'm not sure that a seal's flipper might not be acceptable by to-morrow morning.

Now and again one would lazily lift a flipper to scratch itself or heave its great bulk into a more comfortable position.

And with that I givd the flipper a big squaze, and a big squaze it was, by the powers, that her leddyship giv'd to me back.

Of these, Lieutenant Flipper was dismissed June 30, 1882, for "conduct unbecoming an officer and a gentleman."


On this page you'll find 36 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to flipper, such as: branch, rod, wing, bender, biceps, and bough.

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