- a horizontal, often adjustable, winglike appendage to the underwater portion of a hull, as one for controlling the dive of a submarine or for damping the roll of a surface vessel.
- fin keel.
Origin of fin1
OTHER WORDS FROM finfinless, adjectivefinlike, adjective
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How to use fin in a sentence
It has silvery blue skin and a red dorsal fin that runs the length of its body.Fishy Mystery: Are Beached Oarfish Trying to Tell Us Something?|Kevin Bailey|October 23, 2013|DAILY BEAST
“The annoying thing about life is that it screws up the production,” Fin muses.This Week’s Hot Reads: Jan. 7, 2013|Mythili Rao|January 7, 2013|DAILY BEAST
He carried with him the insecurities, foibles, and morose visions of fin de siècle Europe.How Sherlock Holmes Took on the Capitalists|Ian Klaus|December 21, 2011|DAILY BEAST
“Beside me the young Brit was snoring softly now, his glasses askew on his fin-shaped nose,” Obama wrote.America's New Frenemy|Lloyd Grove|July 19, 2010|DAILY BEAST
They looked up from their cucumber sandwiches and saw, 25 yards off, an enormous fin slicing the water.Remembering the Man Who Brought Jaws—and Me—to the Shelves|Christopher Buckley|December 23, 2008|DAILY BEAST
Mais on peut bien appeller vn voyage heureux, quand en fin on arrive bon port.
En fin il parvint Dieppe, & apres quelque sejour il se mit en mer le 26.
Bref ilz remboursent lesditz Marchs de chac deux milles livres, 176 & se mettent en fin la voile le 26.
They're like whisky, gran' at the time, but you sing sorry next day, an' fin' oot what a fool you hae been.The Underworld|James C. Welsh
Then spake the Earl to that man whose name 118 some say was Fin, but as others have it was of Finnish kith and kin.
British Dictionary definitions for fin (1 of 5)
- British a vertical surface to which the rudder is attached, usually placed at the rear of an aeroplane to give stability about the vertical axisUS name: vertical stabilizer
- a tail surface fixed to a rocket or missile to give stability