- any baleen whale of the genus Balaenoptera, having a prominent dorsal fin, especially B. physalus, of the Atlantic and Pacific coasts; rorqual: an endangered species.
Origin of finback
Related Words for finbackmammal, porpoise, whopper, cetacean, grampus, baleen, finback, beluga, rorqual, narwhal, orca, ceta, cete, orc, sei
Examples from the Web for finback
Contemporary Examples of finback
Browne reminds us of the 2001 encounter between an American EP-3E surveillance aircraft and a Chinese "Finback" fighter jet.The Truth About Women in Combat
March 1, 2013
Historical Examples of finback
What's the difference between a 'finback' and a 'humpback,' Hank?
W'en I uz young 'n foolish, a finback range 'longside me one day, off de Seychelles.The Cruise of the Cachalot
Frank T. Bullen
The big sulphurbottom is a kind of finback, an' is the largest animal livin'.
Now, a finback is built more for speed an' has a big fin on the back—that's where it gets its name.
- another name for rorqual