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  • v. To raise the flukes out of the water then slap them down again flat

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • To sport or play, as a whale, by raising the flukes out of water and bringing them down again flat.


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  • A verb to describe the act of a whale or dolphin lifting its fluke out of the water and bringing it down hard and fast onto the surface of the water, so that it makes a loud slap. Also called, not surprisingly, slapping. :-)

    February 27, 2008