Definitions of fin

  1. equip with fins, as of a car
  2. organ of locomotion and balance in fishes and some other aquatic animals
  3. a stabilizer that resembles the fins of a fish
  4. a shoe for swimming; the paddle- like front is an aid in swimming ( especially underwater)
  5. one of a pair of decorations projecting above the rear fenders of an automobile
  6. propel oneself through the water in a finning motion
  7. show the fins above the water while swimming; " The sharks were finning near the surface"
  8. equip ( a car) with fins
  9. To carve or cut up, as a chub.
  10. End; conclusion; object.
  11. 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.
  12. A membranous, finlike, swimming organ, as in pteropod and heteropod mollusks.
  13. A finlike organ or attachment; a part of an object or product which protrudes like a fin
  14. The hand.
  15. A blade of whalebone.
  16. A mark or ridge left on a casting at the junction of the parts of a mold.
  17. The thin sheet of metal squeezed out between the collars of the rolls in the process of rolling.
  18. A feather; a spline.
  19. A finlike appendage, as to submarine boats.
  20. A fixed stabilizing surface, usually vertical, similar in purpose to a bilge keel on a ship.
  21. A winglike extension from the body of a fish that helps to move, balance, or steer it in the water.
  22. The organ by which a fish balances itself and swims.
  23. Swimming organ of a fish.
  24. A membranous extension from the body of a fish or other aquatic animal.
  25. A membranous appendage to fishes, supported by little cartilaginous ossicles, by which a fish balances itself and swims in the water; anything like a fin; a thin excrescence on the surface of a casting; a blade of whalebone.
  26. The projecting bony membrane of a fish for support and locomotion.
  27. A fold of skin with fin- rays and skeletal supports, corresponding in the case of the paired fins to limbs, found in most fishes.

Usage examples for fin

  1. The words were scarcely out of his lips when the fin appeared. – The Boy With the U. S. Fisheries by Francis Rolt-Wheeler
  2. As the horsemen could not find Fin, and thought the old woman's head would do to carry back, they cut it off, and took it with them, saying: " This will satisfy the king." – Myths and Folk Tales of Ireland by Jeremiah Curtin
  3. " Give us your fin, boy," said Hotham. – Wild Justice: Stories of the South Seas by Lloyd Osbourne
  4. She still lives about the Quarter, and, though there is always a soldat, she has become a blanchisseuse de fin. – Alexander's Bridge and The Barrel Organ by Willa Cather and Alfred Noyes
  5. Every fin was gliding toward him- a dark array of swift and furious foes. – Jack Tier or The Florida Reef by James Fenimore Cooper
  6. Might it not have been the part of the fish near the tail, now, that struck you, or the fin just under the tail? – The Red Eric by R.M. Ballantyne
  7. Then, with the knife blade, make a long cut in the back, and split the tail, and in each cut glue a thick piece of brown paper cut fin shape. – Woodland Tales by Ernest Seton-Thompson
  8. Fin said he had. – Myths and Folk Tales of Ireland by Jeremiah Curtin
  9. Often on chair tips and in the cup- shaped eraser that goes over the ends of some pencils you can see the " fin," as the glassworkers call it, where the two pieces of the mould did not exactly fit. – Makers of Many Things by Eva March Tappan
  10. This went on for days, and his huge dorsal fin always in the ship's wake. – A Simpleton by Charles Reade
  11. The sea fairly seemed to boil as the fin of the tuna cut through the water at the surface. – The Boy With the U. S. Fisheries by Francis Rolt-Wheeler
  12. 34, 97; " de Fin." – The Memorabilia Recollections of Socrates by Xenophon
  13. Tom had waited until the ship was moored, clinging to the fin strut. – Gold in the Sky by Alan Edward Nourse
  14. Fin returned that he was not to put himself out, but to come if he pleased. – Fifty-One Years of Victorian Life by Margaret Elizabeth Leigh Child-Villiers, Countess of Jersey
  15. Then began a terrible battle between Fin and the old woman's son. – Myths and Folk Tales of Ireland by Jeremiah Curtin
  16. 37, 40, 133 fin. – Kant's Theory of Knowledge by Harold Arthur Prichard
  17. Wherever there's a carcass there's sharks to eat it, though you may have sailed a week and not seen a fin; and human sharks have the longest scent of any, especially when they have the law on their side and courts of justice behind them. – Wild Justice: Stories of the South Seas by Lloyd Osbourne