Words nearby finned
Definition for finned (2 of 2)
- 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.
verb (used with object), finned, fin·ning.
verb (used without object), finned, fin·ning.
Origin of fin1
OTHER WORDS FROM finfin·less, adjectivefin·like, adjective
Examples from the Web for finned
She was as lean as a man at the hips, and finned away like a mermaid, as became a daughter of the Old Roke.
Fantastic reptiles, winged and finned and fanged, had basked upon it—grotesque, tentative vehicles of the Flame of Life!The River and I|John G. Neihardt
They moved slower than their tailed and finned brothers, I noticed.
Karara is she who swims with the finned ones, and they obey her.Key Out of Time|Andre Alice Norton
This plug will be furnished either with or without the finned portion, to meet individual requirements.Aviation Engines|Victor Wilfred Pag
British Dictionary definitions for finned (1 of 5)
British Dictionary definitions for finned (2 of 5)
British Dictionary definitions for finned (3 of 5)
British Dictionary definitions for finned (4 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