|1.||the flat broad limb of seals, whales, penguins, and other aquatic animals, specialized for swimming|
|2.||(often plural) Also called: fin 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|
|flipper (flĭp'ər) Pronunciation Key
A wide, flat limb adapted for swimming, found on aquatic animals such as whales, seals, and sea turtles. Flippers evolved from legs.