fin´like´

fin´like´
fin1 «fihn», noun, verb, finned, fin|ning.
–n.
1. one of the movable, winglike or fanlike parts of the body of a fish or other aquatic animal. By moving its fins a fish can swim and balance itself in the water. The large fins of a flying fish unfold like a fan and can carry it a little way through the air.
2. a thing shaped or used like a fin. Some aircraft have fins as part of the tailpiece to help balance them in flight.
3. a rubber, paddlelike attachment for the feet, worn by swimmers to gain added propulsion.
4. any one of certain thin, flat, lateral projections in various mechanisms: »

the cooling fins of a radiator.

5. a) a finlike projection on a boat, especially on a submarine. b) = fin keel. (Cf.fin keel)
6. Slang. the hand.
–v.t.
to cut off the fins from (a fish).
–v.i.
1. to move the fins.
2. lash the water with the fins when dying, as a whale.
[Old English finn]
fin´less, adjective.
fin´like´, adjective.
fin2 «fihn», noun.
U.S. Slang. a five-dollar bill.
[< Yiddish finf five]
fin.,
1. financial.
2. a) finish. b) finished (Latin, finis).
Fin.,
1. Finnd.
2. Finnish.

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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