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 for flipper
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Flipper \Flip"per\, n. [Cf. Flip, Flippant.]
     1. (Zool.) A broad flat limb used for swimming, as those of
        seals, sea turtles, whales, etc.
        [1913 Webster]
     2. (Naut.) The hand. [Slang]
        [1913 Webster]

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  flippers \flippers\ n. flipper [By analogy with
     flipper[W13(1)], the limb of an aquatic animal used for
     A type of shoe with a paddle-like front extending well beyond
     the end of the toe, used an aid in swimming (especially
     Note: They are typically of rubber-like material, and are not
           worn when walking on land.
     Syn: fin, fins.
          [WordNet 1.5]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      n 1: a shoe for swimming; the paddle-like front is an aid in
           swimming (especially underwater) [syn: flipper, fin]
      2: the flat broad limb of aquatic animals specialized for

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  58 Moby Thesaurus words for "flipper":
     Australian crawl, act drop, aquaplaning, aquatics, asbestos,
     asbestos board, backdrop, backstroke, balneation, bathe, bathing,
     batten, border, breaststroke, butterfly, cloth, coulisse,
     counterweight, crawl, curtain, curtain board, cyclorama, decor,
     diving, dog paddle, drop, drop curtain, fin, fire curtain,
     fishtail, flapper, flat, floating, hanging, natation, rag, scene,
     scenery, screen, side scene, sidestroke, stage screw, surfboarding,
     surfing, swim, swimming, tab, tableau, teaser, tormentor,
     transformation, transformation scene, treading water, wading,
     waterskiing, wing, wingcut, woodcut

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