flipper


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  • noun

Synonyms for flipper

a shoe for swimming

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the flat broad limb of aquatic animals specialized for swimming

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Located at runner intersections, the flipper forces the melt stream through changes in level and direction as it splits.
Defining the flippers' shapes as triangular, swept pointed or swept rounded, the team used computer simulations of the fluid flows around the flippers and found that sweptback flippers generate lift like modern delta wing aircraft.
As the whale moves through the water, these vortices roll up and over the flipper, improving lift.
Members of the Mad City Flippers come from a cross section of professions and include Todd McIlwee, 42, who manages the Waun-A-Bowl, a 16-lane bowling alley attached to a Pizza Hut in Waunakee.
About a month later, before Flipper is able to sell the property, the building catches on fire and is damaged in the amount of $800,000.
The tag was later removed to allow the flipper to heal.
Made with 100% Pollock fillet, Young's Flipper Dippers are rich in Omega 3.
John Beaumont from Penn State Erie and his company, Beaumont Technologies, have taken his already mightily clever Melt Flipper idea one step further.
In 1976 Ruby Flipper took over, only to be replaced later that year by Legs & Co, who remained until 1981 when the reign of long-legged beauties was brought to an end by the debut of a troupe of 20 interchangeable male and female dancers named Zoo.
IN an ominous sign for the West Indies, champion legspinner Shane Warne has brought back the flipper and the wrong 'un, making his repertoire even more deadly.
Flipper was spotted sitting on a rockery in a Llandudno garden more than 13 months after he vanished.
Why would Flipper wear a soft sponge on its rostrum?
It is usually done with the flipper never actually taking title or possession of the property.
The spin flipper reverses the direction of the neutron spin on successive beam pulses according to an 8-step [+ - - + - + + -] reversal pattern, which cancels systematic drifts of detector efficiencies and electronic gains to 2nd order.