What is another word for flipper?

644 synonyms found


[ flˈɪpə], [ flˈɪpə], [ f_l_ˈɪ_p_ə]

The word "flipper" has multiple synonyms, including paddle, fin, webbed hand, palm, and flip-flop. Paddles and fins refer specifically to aquatic animals, while webbed hands are often associated with humans or primates. Palm is a more general term that can describe the entirety of the hand, while flip-flop refers to a type of sandal that features a thin, rubber sole. Each of these synonyms has its own unique usage and connotations, and can be used interchangeably with "flipper" in different contexts. Overall, the variety of synonyms available for "flipper" allows for greater precision and specificity in language.

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What are the hypernyms for Flipper?

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What are the hyponyms for Flipper?

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  • hyponyms for flipper (as nouns)

What are the holonyms for Flipper?

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What are the opposite words for flipper?

The word 'flipper' usually refers to the swimming aid worn on the feet by swimmers or divers. Its opposite, or antonym, can be interpreted in a few ways depending on how one focuses on the context. One antonym could be 'walker,' which refers to someone who walks instead of swims. Another antonym could be 'non-swimmer' as flips are used primarily for swimmers. If we focus on alternative meanings of the word 'flipper,' we can consider antonyms such as 'immobile,' 'stationary,' or 'stagnant' since the object typically associated with flips, namely a permanent or immovable armature, is absent in these cases.

Usage examples for Flipper

With a sudden sweep of its fore-flipper, it hurled Ben over upon his back, sending the knife flying from his hand.
"The Wreckers of Sable Island"
J. Macdonald Oxley
But from behind, the rounded head, the shapely neck, the little baby manatee held carefully in the curve of a flipper, made legends of mermaids seem very reasonable; and if I had been an early voyageur, I should assuredly have had stories to tell of mer-kiddies as well.
"Edge of the Jungle"
William Beebe
The leaf offered safe haven to any creature that could leap or fly to its surface; but its life would be short indeed if the casual whim of every baby crocodile or flipper of a young manatee met with no opposition.
"Edge of the Jungle"
William Beebe

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