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meanings of fin


  1. An extending part on a surface of a radiator, engine, heatsink, etc., used to facilitate cooling.
  2. A similar appendage of a cetacean or other marine animal.
  3. A device worn by divers and swimmers on their feet.
  4. A hairstyle, resembling the fin of a fish, in which the hair is combed and set into a vertical ridge along the top of the head from about the crown to the forehead.
  5. A similar structure on the tail of a bomb, used to help keep it on course.
  6. A five-dollar bill; the sum of five dollars.
  7. A thin, rigid component of an aircraft, extending from the fuselage and used to stabilise and steer the aircraft.
  8. A five-pound (£5) note; the sum of five pounds.
  9. A sharp raised edge (generally in concrete) capable of damaging a roof membrane or vapor retarder.
  10. One of the appendages of a fish, used to propel itself and to manoeuvre/maneuver.


  1. (Of a fish) to swim with the dorsal fin above the surface of the water.
  2. To cut the fins from a fish, shark, etc.
  3. To swim in the manner of a fish.
  4. To provide (a motor vehicle etc) with fins.


  1. Commune in the Somme department in France.

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