Associations to the word «Fin»


FIN, noun. (ichthyology) One of the appendages of a fish, used to propel itself and to manoeuvre/maneuver.
FIN, noun. A similar appendage of a cetacean or other marine animal.
FIN, noun. A thin, rigid component of an aircraft, extending from the fuselage and used to stabilise and steer the aircraft.
FIN, noun. A similar structure on the tail of a bomb, used to help keep it on course.
FIN, noun. A hairstyle, resembling the fin of a fish, in which the hair is combed and set into a vertical ridge along the top of the head from about the crown to the forehead.
FIN, noun. A device worn by divers and swimmers on their feet.
FIN, noun. An extending part on a surface of a radiator, engine, heatsink, etc., used to facilitate cooling.
FIN, noun. A sharp raised edge (generally in concrete) capable of damaging a roof membrane or vapor retarder.
FIN, verb. ​(transitive) To cut the fins from a fish, shark, etc.
FIN, verb. (intransitive) To swim in the manner of a fish.
FIN, verb. (transitive) To provide (a motor vehicle etc) with fins.
FIN, noun. (US) (slang) A five-dollar bill.
FIN, proper noun. Commune in the Somme department in France
FIN, symbol. The ISO 3166-1 three-letter (alpha-3) code for Finland.
FIN DE SIÈCLE, adjective. Pertaining to the close of the 19th century, usually suggesting the literary and artistic climate of modernism, world-weariness, and self-indulgence.
FIN GRIPPER, noun. (robotics) a gripper designed to act similarly to how a fish fin wraps around an object that pushes into it
FIN GRIPPERS, noun. Plural of fin gripper
FIN KEEL, noun. (nautical) A type of keel common in sailing yachts, its shape resembling the fin of a fish.
FIN KEELS, noun. Plural of fin keel
FIN WHALE, noun. A whale of the rorqual family (Balaenoptera physalus)
FIN WHALES, noun. Plural of fin whale

Dictionary definition

FIN, noun. The cardinal number that is the sum of four and one.
FIN, noun. One of a pair of decorations projecting above the rear fenders of an automobile.
FIN, noun. One of a set of parallel slats in a door or window to admit air and reject rain.
FIN, noun. A shoe for swimming; the paddle-like front is an aid in swimming (especially underwater).
FIN, noun. A stabilizer on a ship that resembles the fin of a fish.
FIN, noun. Organ of locomotion and balance in fishes and some other aquatic animals.
FIN, verb. Equip (a car) with fins.
FIN, verb. Propel oneself through the water in a finning motion.
FIN, verb. Show the fins above the water while swimming; "The sharks were finning near the surface".

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