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pectoral finnoun [C]

uk   /ˈpek.tər.əl ˌfɪn/  us   /ˈpek.tɔːr.əl ˌfɪn/ specialized
the fin on each ​side of a ​fish near the ​front of ​itsbody, used for ​controlling the ​direction the ​fish goes in and for ​slowing it down
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