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Definition of Fin

Fin
Fin Fin, n. (A["e]ronautics) A fixed stabilizing surface, usually vertical, similar in purpose to a bilge keel on a ship.
Fin
Fin Fin, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Finned; p. pr. & vb. n. Finning.] [Cf. Fin of a fish.] To carve or cut up, as a chub.
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Fin Fin, n. [See Fine, n.] End; conclusion; object. [Obs.] ``She knew eke the fin of his intent.' --Chaucer.
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Fin Fin, n.[OE. finne, fin, AS. finn; akin to D. vin, G. & Dan. finne, Sw. fena, L. pinna, penna, a wing, feather. Cf. pen a feather.] 1. (Zo["o]l.) An organ of a fish, consisting of a membrane supported by rays, or little bony or cartilaginous ossicles, and serving to balance and propel it in the water. Note: Fishes move through the water chiefly by means of the caudal fin or tail, the principal office of the other fins being to balance or direct the body, though they are also, to a certain extent, employed in producing motion. 2. (Zo["o]l.) A membranous, finlike, swimming organ, as in pteropod and heteropod mollusks. 3. A finlike organ or attachment; a part of an object or product which protrudes like a fin, as: (a) The hand. [Slang] (b) (Com.) A blade of whalebone. [Eng.] --McElrath. (c) (Mech.) A mark or ridge left on a casting at the junction of the parts of a mold. (d) (Mech.) The thin sheet of metal squeezed out between the collars of the rolls in the process of rolling. --Raymond. (e) (Mech.) A feather; a spline. 4. A finlike appendage, as to submarine boats. Apidose fin. (Zo["o]l.) See under Adipose, a. Fin ray (Anat.), one of the hornlike, cartilaginous, or bony, dermal rods which form the skeleton of the fins of fishes. Fin whale (Zo["o]l.), a finback. Paired fins (Zo["o]l.), the pectoral and ventral fins, corresponding to the fore and hind legs of the higher animals. Unpaired, or Median, fins (Zo["o]l.), the dorsal, caudal, and anal fins.

Meaning of Fin from wikipedia

- A fin is a thin component or appendage attached to a larger body or structure. Fins typically function as foils that produce lift or thrust, or provide...
- may also refer to: Fish fin, an anatomical feature of fish Fin fish, fish that possess fins Fin whale (Balaenoptera physalus) Fín (died 604), Gaelic princess...
- Fins are usually the most distinctive anatomical features of a fish. They are composed of bony spines or rays protruding from the body with skin covering...
- A dorsal fin is a fin located on the back of most marine and freshwater vertebrates within various taxa of the animal kingdom. Many species of animals...
- Finning is the world's largest Caterpillar dealer, selling, renting and providing parts and service for equipment and engines to customers across diverse...
- A finial or hip-**** is an element marking the top or end of some object, often formed to be a decorative feature. In architecture it is a decorative device...
- "wing, fins")), members of which are known as ray-finned fishes, is a clade (traditionally cl**** or subcl****) of the bony fishes. The ray-finned fishes...
- The fin whale (Balaenoptera physalus), also known as finback whale or common rorqual and formerly known as herring whale or razorback whale, is a cetacean...
- Steffan Fin Argus (born September 1, 1998) is an American actor and musician. Steffan Argus grew up in Chicago where he earned an interest in the performing...
- advanced fin and body rot. Fin rot is common in bettas due to poor water conditions in pet stores. Fin edges turn black / brown Fins fray Base of fins inflamed...
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