Definition of 'fin'

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French Translation of "fin"
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The funnyman had diners laughing so much they were choking on their yellow fin tuna steaks. The Sun (2011)The loss of the vertical fin would render any plane uncontrollable. Times, Sunday Times (2015) Remove all the fins using a scissors. Times, Sunday Times (2006)If you feel really frisky you can stick a funky fin on the back. Times, Sunday Times (2010)You could get 50 fin whales a year and have a good industry. Times, Sunday Times (2011)The couple then watched in amazement as the 6in fish moved his fins. The Sun (2010)The 80 million aircraft will be fitted with engine and fins before a proper flight next year. Times, Sunday Times (2015)These occur because fins keep the toes pointed for long periods, placing unfamiliar stress on the leg muscles. Times, Sunday Times (2007)It is not unusual for fin whales to be sighted off Cornwall but only rarely are they washed ashore. Times, Sunday Times (2010)The side profile is just as interesting, with a unique body shark fin that cuts into the window. The Sun (2010)By stopping these permits we will ensure that the wasteful practice that sees fins cut from sharks and the bodies left at sea does not happen. Times, Sunday Times (2009)No sooner have they taken in the stranger than another strange occurrence takes place: a fin whale washes up on the shore. Times, Sunday Times (2015)Last time I saw a fin whale. The Sun (2011)The proposal to include fin whales is inflammatory,' he said. Times, Sunday Times (2010)THE international trade in Atlantic blue fin tuna could be banned in a dramatic move to save the fish from extinction. The Sun (2010)

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Translations for 'fin'

British English: fin NOUN
A fish's fins are the flat objects which stick out of its body and help it to swim and keep its balance.


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