Paired fins
Pair Pair, v. t. 1. To unite in couples; to form a pair of; to bring together, as things which belong together, or which complement, or are adapted to one another. [1913 Webster]

Glossy jet is paired with shining white. --Pope. [1913 Webster]

2. To engage (one's self) with another of opposite opinions not to vote on a particular question or class of questions. [Parliamentary Cant] [1913 Webster]

{Paired fins}. (Zo["o]l.) See under {Fin}. [1913 Webster]


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  • Paired fins — Fin Fin, n.[OE. finne, fin, AS. finn; akin to D. vin, G. & Dan. finne, Sw. fena, L. pinna, penna, a wing, feather. Cf. {pen} a feather.] 1. (Zo[ o]l.) An organ of a fish, consisting of a membrane supported by rays, or little bony or cartilaginous …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • paired fin — the pectoral and the pelvic fins (as opposed to the vertical fins) …   Dictionary of ichthyology

  • fins — a usually stiff, sharp, dermal rod which supports and or arms the fin; spinous ray. Lacks segments and is not laterally paired as are rays. Spine counts are given in Roman numerals, e.g. XI XIV. See also ray, spine …   Dictionary of ichthyology

  • Median fins — Fin Fin, n.[OE. finne, fin, AS. finn; akin to D. vin, G. & Dan. finne, Sw. fena, L. pinna, penna, a wing, feather. Cf. {pen} a feather.] 1. (Zo[ o]l.) An organ of a fish, consisting of a membrane supported by rays, or little bony or cartilaginous …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Unpaired fins — Fin Fin, n.[OE. finne, fin, AS. finn; akin to D. vin, G. & Dan. finne, Sw. fena, L. pinna, penna, a wing, feather. Cf. {pen} a feather.] 1. (Zo[ o]l.) An organ of a fish, consisting of a membrane supported by rays, or little bony or cartilaginous …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • ventral fins — the paired fins other than the pectoral fins (placed right behind the gill slit); may be located behind, below or in front of the pectoral fins. Sometimes lacking. Also called pelvic fins …   Dictionary of ichthyology

  • vertical fins — the dorsal, caudal and anal fins (as opposed to the paired fins). Also called median fins …   Dictionary of ichthyology

  • pectoral fins — plural noun The anterior paired fins of fishes • • • Main Entry: ↑pectoral …   Useful english dictionary

  • fish — fishless, adj. /fish/, n., pl. (esp. collectively) fish, (esp. referring to two or more kinds or species) fishes, v. n. 1. any of various cold blooded, aquatic vertebrates, having gills, commonly fins, and typically an elongated body covered with …   Universalium

  • Fish — /fish/, n. Hamilton, 1808 93, U.S. statesman: secretary of state 1869 77. * * * I Any of more than 24,000 species of cold blooded vertebrates found worldwide in fresh and salt water. Living species range from the primitive lampreys and hagfishes… …   Universalium

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