from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. Either of the anterior pair of fins attached to the pectoral girdle of fishes, corresponding to the forelimbs of higher vertebrates.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. Either of two fins located on each side of a fish just behind the head.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. either of a pair of fins situated just behind the head in fishes that help control the direction of movement


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