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noun

(in fishes) either of a pair of fins usually situated behind the head, one on each side, and corresponding to the forelimbs of higher vertebrates.

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Origin of pectoral fin

First recorded in 1760–70
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pectoral fin

noun

either of a pair of fins, situated just behind the head in fishes, that help to control the direction of movement during locomotion
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