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finback

[ fin-bak ]
/ ˈfɪnˌbæk /
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noun

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.

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Also called finback whale, fin whale.

Origin of finback

First recorded in 1715–25; fin1 + back1
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British Dictionary definitions for finback

finback
/ (ˈfɪnˌbæk) /

noun

another name for rorqual
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