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fin

fin

 
 
pronunciation:
fIn
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: a thin, flat body part of fish and other animals that live in the water which is used for swimming or balance.
 
definition 2: anything that looks or works like a fin. Fins are often found on airplanes, boats, or cars.
definition 3: a rubber flipper worn on the feet by an underwater swimmer.
derivation: finlike (adj.)
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The words fin and Finn sound alike but have different meanings. To find out why a fish has little use for a Finn, look up Finn.
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