Pronunciation: (floun'dur),[key] —v.i. 1. to struggle with stumbling or plunging movements (usually fol. by about, along, on, through, etc.): He saw the child floundering about in the water. 2. to struggle clumsily or helplessly: He floundered helplessly on the first day of his new job.
Pronunciation: (floun'dur),[key] —n., —pl.(esp. collectively)-der,(esp. referring to two or more kinds or species)-ders. 1. a European, marine flatfish, Platichthys flesus, used for food.
2. any of numerous similar or closely related non-European flatfishes.
3. any flatfish other than soles.