Definitions

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. Resembling a fin, especially in shape.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Resembling a fin.

Etymologies

fin +‎ -like (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • Above, the ceiling seems to float, tethered by finlike dark metal supports.

    Rick Mather's design elevates Richmond museum's dour 1930s architecture

  • A pair of grounded birds flapped their finlike wings, trying to flee; like Eva, they were snared with a noose tight around their feet.

    The Search For WondLa

  • One of the creatures flapped its finlike wings and warbled a warning, but did not fly off.

    The Search For WondLa

  • Namor is able to fly via the finlike wings on his ankles, and he possesses a telepathic rapport with many, but not all, forms of marine life.

    Marvel Thursday Thirteen - SciFiChick.com

  • It seemed incredibly unlikely that Luna's father was a supporter of the Dark Arts, and nobody else in the tent seemed to have recognized the triangular, finlike shape.

    Harry Potter And The Deathly Hallows

  • Its legs were finlike around the shins and calves, but it still had feet.

    Crystal Rain

  • He never wore shoes, being unable to adapt them to his mis-shapen finlike feet, but always had both feet and legs quite concealed, and wrapt up with pieces of cloth.

    The Black Dwarf

  • The dailongzhen was fully in control now, and the dragon sailed smoothly; they could see, on one screen, its body stretched out across the sea, with finlike appendages propelling it through the waves.

    Do Comets Dream?

  • The new plant was extremely large, its finlike growth reaching ten meters high.

    Bloodlines

  • Even this, even his concern for the boy, bunched up in his biceps and played along his shark finlike knuckles.

    Always Outnumbered, Always Outgunned

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