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Tail fin   /teɪl fɪn/   Listen
Tail fin

noun
1.
A stabilizer that is part of the vertical tail structure of an airplane.  Synonyms: tailfin, vertical fin, vertical stabiliser, vertical stabilizer.
2.
One of a pair of decorations projecting above the rear fenders of an automobile.  Synonyms: fin, tailfin.
3.
The tail of fishes and some other aquatic vertebrates.  Synonym: caudal fin.






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"Tail fin" Quotes from Famous Books



... Mr Frewen, who was as interested as the rest; but before the word was well uttered, I had given the line a sharp snatch just as the running noose was in the narrow part before where the tail fin curved out above and below ...
— Sail Ho! - A Boy at Sea • George Manville Fenn



Words linked to "Tail fin" :   ornament, heterocercal fin, fish, auto, machine, stabilizer, automobile, ornamentation, motorcar, car, homocercal fin, vertical tail, decoration



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