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Flipper vs. Slipper

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Flippernoun

In marine mammals such as whales, a wide flat limb, adapted for swimming.

Slippernoun

A low soft shoe that can be slipped on and off easily.

Flippernoun

A flat, wide, paddle-like rubber covering for the foot, used in swimming.

Slippernoun

Such a shoe intended for indoor use; a bedroom or house slipper.

β€˜Get out of bed, put on your slippers, and come downstairs.’;

Flippernoun

A flat lever in a pinball machine, triggered by the player to strike the ball and keep it in play.

Slippernoun

A flip-flop (type of rubber sandal).

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Flippernoun

(theatre) A small flat used to support a larger one.

Slippernoun

A person who slips.

Flippernoun

(cricket) A type of ball bowled by a leg spin bowler, which spins backwards and skids off the pitch with a low bounce.

Slippernoun

A kind of apron or pinafore for children.

Flippernoun

Television remote control, clicker.

Slippernoun

A kind of brake or shoe for a wagon wheel.

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Flippernoun

The hand.

Slippernoun

(engineering) A piece, usually a plate, applied to a sliding piece, to receive wear and permit adjustment; a gib.

Flippernoun

(dentistry) A kind of false tooth, usually temporary.

Slippernoun

A form of corporal punishment where the buttocks are repeatedly struck with a plimsoll; "the slipper".

Flippernoun

A kitchen spatula.

Slippernoun

(euphemism) The plimsoll or gym shoe used in this form of punishment.

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Flippernoun

Someone who flips, in the sense of buying a house or other asset and selling it quickly for profit.

Slipperadjective

(obsolete) slippery

β€˜O! trustless state of earthly things, and slipper hope / Of mortal men. — Spenser.’;

Flippernoun

Someone who flips in any other sense, for example throwing a coin.

Slipperverb

To spank with a plimsoll as corporal punishment.

Flipperverb

To lift one or both flippers out of the water and slap the surface of the water.

Slippernoun

One who, or that which, slips.

Flippernoun

A broad flat limb used for swimming, as those of seals, sea turtles, whales, etc.

Slippernoun

A kind of light shoe, which may be slipped on with ease, and worn in undress; a slipshoe.

Flippernoun

The hand.

Slippernoun

A kind of apron or pinafore for children.

Flippernoun

a shoe for swimming; the paddle-like front is an aid in swimming (especially underwater)

Slippernoun

A kind of brake or shoe for a wagon wheel.

Flippernoun

the flat broad limb of aquatic animals specialized for swimming

Slippernoun

A piece, usually a plate, applied to a sliding piece, to receive wear and afford a means of adjustment; - also called shoe, and gib.

Slipperadjective

Slippery.

β€˜O! trustless state of earthly things, and slipper hopeOf mortal men.’;

Slippernoun

low footwear that can be slipped on and off easily; usually worn indoors

Slippernoun

a person who slips or slides because of loss of traction

Slippernoun

a comfortable slip-on shoe that is worn indoors.

Slippernoun

a light slip-on shoe, especially one used for dancing.

Slipperverb

beat (someone) with a slipper

β€˜he didn't slipper me hard’;

Slipper

Slippers are light footwear that are easy to put on and off and are intended to be worn indoors, particularly at home. They provide comfort and protection for the feet when walking indoors.

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