swim fin
noun Date: 1947 flipper 1b

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • swim fin — ☆ swim fin n. FLIPPER (sense 2) …   English World dictionary

  • swim fin — noun : flipper 1b * * * one of a pair of flippers. [1945 50] * * * swim fin, a rubber, paddlelike attachment worn on the foot to increase kicking power in swimming; fin: »The next day I bought a pair of swim fins and I have been skin diving ever… …   Useful english dictionary

  • swim fin — one of a pair of flippers. [1945 50] * * * …   Universalium

  • fin — [fın] n ↑fin, ↑gill [: Old English; Origin: finn] 1.) one of the thin body parts that a fish uses to swim 2.) part of a plane that sticks up at the back and helps it to fly smoothly →↑aircraft 3.) also tail fin a thin piece of metal that sticks… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • Fin (comics) — The Fin is the name of two characters from Marvel Comics. The Golden Age Fin has elements of both the swashbuckling pirate and superhero genres.The Fin (Peter Noble)Superherobox| caption= comic color=background:#ff8080 character name=The Fin real …   Wikipedia

  • Fin. — 1. Finland. 2. Finnish. * * * fin1 «fihn», noun, verb, finned, fin|ning. –n. 1. one of the movable, winglike or fanlike parts of the body of a fish or other aquatic animal. By moving its fins a fish can swim and balance itself in the water. The… …   Useful english dictionary

  • fin. — 1. finance. 2. financial. 3. finish. * * * fin1 «fihn», noun, verb, finned, fin|ning. –n. 1. one of the movable, winglike or fanlike parts of the body of a fish or other aquatic animal. By moving its fins a fish can swim and balance itself in the …   Useful english dictionary

  • fin´like´ — fin1 «fihn», noun, verb, finned, fin|ning. –n. 1. one of the movable, winglike or fanlike parts of the body of a fish or other aquatic animal. By moving its fins a fish can swim and balance itself in the water. The large fins of a flying fish… …   Useful english dictionary

  • fin´less — fin1 «fihn», noun, verb, finned, fin|ning. –n. 1. one of the movable, winglike or fanlike parts of the body of a fish or other aquatic animal. By moving its fins a fish can swim and balance itself in the water. The large fins of a flying fish… …   Useful english dictionary

  • fin — n. & v. n. 1 an organ on various parts of the body of many aquatic vertebrates and some invertebrates, including fish and cetaceans, for propelling, steering, and balancing (dorsal fin; anal fin). 2 a small projecting surface or attachment on an… …   Useful english dictionary

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