fishtail propeller
a propeller with a single blade that oscillates like the tail off fish when swimming

Dictionary of ichthyology. 2009.

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  • Fish-tail propeller — fishtail fishtail v. i. to have the rear end skid from side to side, out of control: said of automobiles or other vehicles. [PJC] {Fish tail burner}, a gas burner that gives a spreading flame shaped somewhat like the tail of a fish. {Fish tail… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Fish-tail burner — fishtail fishtail v. i. to have the rear end skid from side to side, out of control: said of automobiles or other vehicles. [PJC] {Fish tail burner}, a gas burner that gives a spreading flame shaped somewhat like the tail of a fish. {Fish tail… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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  • fin — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) n. flipper, process, lobe, pinna; propellor, rudder; lug, ear, blade. See navigation, part. II (Roget s IV) n. Syn. membrane, paddle, propeller, balance, guide, blade, ridge, airfoil, organ, spine,… …   English dictionary for students

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