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flipper

1. the flat broad limb of seals, whales, penguins, and other aquatic animals, specialized for swimming
2. either of a pair of rubber paddle-like devices worn on the feet as an aid in swimming, esp underwater
3. Cricket a ball bowled with topspin imparted by the action of the bowler's wrist
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flipper

[′flip·ər]
(vertebrate zoology)
A broad, flat appendage used for locomotion by aquatic mammals and sea turtles.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

DualDisc

A combination CD/DVD disc with one side containing up to 60 minutes of Red Book audio and the other side for DVD material. Also called a "flipper," the DVD side may include any video content such as a music video, behind-the-scenes footage or DVD-Audio for higher-quality audio playback. See CD, DVD and DVD-Audio.
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Though she only has three flippers now, sea turtles can easily swim without one flipper, the Turtle Hospital assured on its website.
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Taking care of things at hand is quite the opposite of the flipper's attitude or indeed the attitude of anyone who cares not to establish a connection to their dwelling place.
Five pinball machines were used including Big Buck Hunter, which features a deer that slides across the machine and challenges players to hit it with a silver ball flicked from a flipper. Other games included Operation Thunder, The Avengers, Judge Dredd and Scared Stiff.