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fin

noun [C] uk   /fɪn/ us  

fin noun [C] (FISH/AIRCRAFT)

a thin vertical part sticking out of the body of especially a fish or an aircraft that helps balance and movement: We could see the fin of a shark as it slowly circled our boat. a fish's dorsal fin The aircraft has a long tail fin.

fin noun [C] (HAIRSTYLE)

a hairstyle, usually worn by men, where the hair is combed from the sides towards the centre so that it sticks up like a fin on top of the head
Translations of “fin”
in Korean 지느러미…
in Arabic زُعْنِفة…
in French nageoire, dérive, empennage…
in Turkish yüzgeç…
in Italian pinna…
in Chinese (Traditional) 鰭, (飛機的)翼(片), 鰭狀物…
in Russian плавник…
in Polish płetwa…
in Spanish aleta, deriva…
in Portuguese nadadeira, barbatana…
in German die Flosse…
in Catalan aleta…
in Japanese (魚などの)ひれ…
in Chinese (Simplified) 鳍, (飞机的)翅(片), 鳍状物…
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