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tail fin

also tail·fin  (tāl′fĭn′)
n.
1. A fin at the posterior part of the body of a fish, crustacean, whale, or other aquatic animal.
2. An ornamental projection shaped like a fin on the rear fender of an automobile. Also called fin1.
3. A fin at the tail end of an aerodynamic or hydrodynamic object such as an airplane or surfboard, used to provide directional control or stability.

tailfin

(ˈteɪlˌfɪn)
n
the fin situated at the tail of a fisha vertical fin situated at the rear of an aircraft to give lateral stabilitya protruding decorative projection on the rear of a car
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.tailfin - a stabilizer that is part of the vertical tail structure of an airplanetailfin - a stabilizer that is part of the vertical tail structure of an airplane
stabilizer - airfoil consisting of a device for stabilizing an aircraft
vertical tail - the vertical airfoil in the tail assembly of an aircraft
2.tailfin - one of a pair of decorations projecting above the rear fenders of an automobile
auto, automobile, car, motorcar, machine - a motor vehicle with four wheels; usually propelled by an internal combustion engine; "he needs a car to get to work"
decoration, ornament, ornamentation - something used to beautify
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