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finner

noun
  1. another name for rorqual
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Word Origin

C18: from fin 1 + -er 1
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Historical Examples

  • The finner, or great black fish, is feared by whalers in general.

    The Sailor's Word-Book

    William Henry Smyth

  • The species most commonly seen was the Finner; after that the Blue Whale.

  • Had Miss Finner been mistaken, after all, and was it not they whom she had seen before the door?

    Mrs. Vanderstein's jewels

    Mrs. Charles Bryce

  • The idea of playing the finner like a trout was abandoned once and for all.

  • The finner had said he was too fat to count; but that is where the finner was wrong.