WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2019
swim•mer•et  (swimə ret′),USA pronunciation n. 
  1. Invertebrates(in many crustaceans) one of a number of abdominal limbs or appendages, usually adapted for swimming and for carrying eggs, as distinguished from other limbs adapted for walking or seizing.
  • swimmer + -et 1830–40


Collins Concise English Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers::

swimmeret /ˈswɪməˌrɛt/ n
  1. any of the small paired appendages on the abdomen of crustaceans, used chiefly in locomotion and reproduction
Etymology: 19th Century: from swim + -er1 + -et



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