Definitions

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  • adj. Resembling a flipper (appendage in marine mammals).

Etymologies

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flipper +‎ -like

Examples

  • Her eyes seemed focused upon her flipperlike feet for what felt like a full minute before she craned her gaze skyward again.

    Star Trek: Typhon Pact: Seize the Fire

  • Suggestive of the human but, with its oversize head and flipperlike appendages, closer to the amphibious.

    CAUGHT IN THE ACT OF BECOMING

  • They were bulbous eyed and about six inches long, with tiny flipperlike lateral fins.

    Explorers Of Gor

  • As the child clutched at Howard's arm, he noticed the baby's fingers were fused together into flipperlike flaps of bone and skin at the end of the arm.

    Changed Man and the King of Words

  • In Gorman's "Complications of Taking Flight," a bird rises in a dramatic curve from a V of ribbed, rubbery-looking, flipperlike feet.

    Kansas City Star: Front Page

  • Once, when Mr. Palmer was in London, the keeper of the penguins at Regent's Park gave him the key to the Zoo, and Mr. Palmer (obviously the patron saint of penguins) spent afternoons sketching, photographing, and playing games with the big Emperors - doing everything but sit on an unhatched egg, although Mr. Palmer swears that even this was seductively suggested to him by the rotary come - hither of one lady penguin's flipperlike wing!

    In The Queens' Parlour

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