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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 floun·der /ˈflaʊndɚ/

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Floun·der n.
 1. Zool. A flatfish of the family Pleuronectidæ, of many species.
 Note:The common English flounder is Pleuronectes flesus. There are several common American species used as food; as the smooth flounder (P. glabra); the rough or winter flounder (P. Americanus); the summer flounder, or plaice (Paralichthys dentatus), Atlantic coast; and the starry flounder (Pleuronectes stellatus).
 2. Bootmaking A tool used in crimping boot fronts.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Floun·der, v. i. [imp. & p. p. Floundered p. pr. & vb. n. Floundering.]  To fling the limbs and body, as in making efforts to move; to struggle, as a horse in the mire, or as a fish on land; to roll, toss, and tumble; to flounce.
    They have floundered on from blunder to blunder.   --Sir W. Hamilton.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Floun·der, n. The act of floundering.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      n 1: flesh of any of various American and European flatfish
      2: any of various European and non-European marine flatfish
      v 1: walk with great difficulty; "He staggered along in the heavy
           snow" [syn: stagger]
      2: behave awkwardly; have difficulties; "She is floundering in