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flipper

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English

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Etymology

flip + -er

Noun

Singular
flipper

Plural
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flipper ({{{1}}})
  1. in marine mammals such as whales, a wide flat limb, adapted for swimming
  2. a flat, wide, paddle-like rubber covering for the foot, used in swimming
  3. a flat lever in a pinball machine, used to keep the ball in play
  4. (cricket) A type of ball bowled by a leg spin bowler, which spins backwards and skids off the pitch with a low bounce
  5. (Template loop detected: Template:context 1) television remote control, clicker

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French

Etymology 1

From American English flipper, the part of a pinball machine used to strike the ball up higher on the game surface.

Noun

flipper m. (plural flippers)

  1. pinball

Etymology 2

From American English to flip.

Verb

flipper

  1. to freak out
Conjugation

Italian

Noun

flipper m. inv.

  1. pinball (game and machine)

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