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Pronunciation:  fin

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [n]  organ of locomotion and balance in fishes and some other aquatic animals
  2. [n]  a stabilizer that resembles the fins of a fish
  3. [n]  a shoe for swimming; the paddle-like front is an aid in swimming (especially underwater)
  4. [n]  one of a set of parallel slats in a door or window to admit air and reject rain
  5. [n]  one of a pair of decorations projecting above the rear fenders of an automobile
  6. [n]  the cardinal number that is the sum of four and one
  7. [v]  show the fins above the water while swimming (of fish); "The sharks were finning near the surface"
  8. [v]  propel oneself through the water in a finning motion
  9. [v]  equip with fins, as of a car
 

FIN is a 3 letter word that starts with F.

 

 Synonyms: 5, break water, cinque, fins, five, fivesome, flipper, flippers, Little Phoebe, louver, louvre, pentad, Phoebe, quint, quintet, quintuplet, tail fin, tailfin, V
 
 See Also: appendage, auto, automobile, car, caudal fin, decoration, digit, dorsal fin, equip, extremity, figure, fish, fit, fit out, jalousie, machine, member, motorcar, ornament, ornamentation, outfit, pectoral fin, pelvic fin, ray, ship, shoe, slat, spline, stabiliser, stabilizer, swim, tail fin, ventral fin

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. \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.
    
    
  2. \Fin\, n. [See {Fine}, n.]
    End; conclusion; object. [Obs.] ``She knew eke the fin of his
    intent.'' --Chaucer.
    
    
  3. \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.
    
    
  4. \Fin\, n. (A["e]ronautics)
    A fixed stabilizing surface, usually vertical, similar in
    purpose to a bilge keel on a ship.
    
    
 
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