Flipper


Flipper

Flipper may refer to:

In entertainment:
*Film and television series featuring the intelligent bottlenose dolphin named Flipper:
**"Flipper" (1963 film), directed by James B. Clark
**"Flipper's New Adventure", a 1964 film directed by Leon Benson
**"Flipper" (1964 TV series), which originally ran from 1964-1967
**"Flipper" (1995 TV series), including Jessica Alba
**"Flipper" (1996 film), a 1996 film starring Elijah Wood as the main character, Sandy
**"Flipper and Lopaka", a 2001 Australian animated TV series, with additional stories made in 2005
*Flipper (band), a punk band from San Francisco
*Die Flippers, a German Schlager group

People:
* Henry Ossian Flipper (1856–1940), the first African American cadet to graduate from West Point
* Flipper Anderson, former National Football League wide receiver
* nickname of Brazilian water polo player Leandro Ruiz Machado

Other uses
*Flipper (anatomy), a limb on some animals
*A speculator who engages in Flipping (buying and selling quickly)
*A scuba diver's swimfin
*A part of a pinball machine used to strike the ball
*Another name for a pinball machine in Germany, France or Italy
*Flipper, the name of the ATi-produced Graphics Processing Unit chip used in the Nintendo GameCube videogame console
* Flipper (cricket), a type of delivery bowled by a wrist spin bowler
*A hiker that skips a section of a long distance trail to hike later in the season
*Flipper, also known as a malasada, a fried dough pastry popular on Cape Cod
*Another name for the spatula cooking instrument
*A slang term for removable partial dentures
*Operation Flipper, a British World War II commando raid with the goal of assassinating Erwin Rommel


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  • Flipper — steht für: Flipper (Flosse), Brustflosse bei Walen und Meeresschildkröten Flipperautomat, ein Unterhaltungsgerät ohne Geldgewinnmöglichkeit Flipper (Band), 1979 gegründete amerikanische Punk Band eine DVD im Format DVD 10 Flipper (Delfin), eine… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • flipper — FLÍPPER s.n. Aripioară. [< engl. flipper]. Trimis de LauraGellner, 07.04.2005. Sursa: DN  FLÍPPER s. n. 1. mic levier la jocul de biliard mecanic, care aduce bila înapoi. 2. jocul însuşi. (< fr., engl. flipper) Trimis de raduborza,… …   Dicționar Român

  • Flipper — Sm (ein Spielautomat) per. Wortschatz fach. (20. Jh.) Entlehnung. Entlehnt aus ne. flipper, einer Ableitung von ne. flip schnipsen, schnellen , dessen Herkunft nicht sicher geklärt ist. Verb: flippe(r)n mit Spielautomaten spielen .    Ebenso nndl …   Etymologisches Wörterbuch der deutschen sprache

  • flipper — /ˈflipper, ingl. ˈflɪpə(r)/ [vc. ingl., da to flip «fare scattare»] s. m. inv. biliardino elettrico …   Sinonimi e Contrari. Terza edizione

  • Flipper — Flip per, n. [Cf. {Flip}, {Flippant}.] 1. (Zo[ o]l.) A broad flat limb used for swimming, as those of seals, sea turtles, whales, etc. [1913 Webster] 2. (Naut.) The hand. [Slang] [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • flipper — (ingl.; pronunc. [flíper]; pl. «flippers») m. Máquina electrónica de juego provista de un tablero sobre el que se impulsa y se intenta controlar una bola por medio de una serie de palancas que se accionan desde botones exteriores …   Enciclopedia Universal

  • flipper — limb used to swim with, 1822, agent noun from FLIP (Cf. flip) (v.). Sense of rubber fin for underwater swimming is from 1945. Slang meaning the hand dates from 1836. Related: Flippers …   Etymology dictionary

  • flipper — s. m. Ver flíper. • Plural: flippers.   ‣ Etimologia: palavra inglesa …   Dicionário da Língua Portuguesa

  • flipper — ► NOUN 1) a broad, flat limb without fingers, used for swimming by sea animals such as seals and turtles. 2) a flat rubber attachment worn on the foot for underwater swimming. 3) a pivoted arm in a pinball machine …   English terms dictionary

  • flipper — [flip′ər] n. [< FLIP1] 1. a broad, flat part or limb adapted for swimming, as in seals or whales ☆ 2. a large, flat, paddlelike rubber device worn on each foot by a swimmer or skin diver to increase the force of the kick …   English World dictionary


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