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- n. A fin at the tail (of a fish or airplane)
- n. A fin like projection at the rear of a car, common on American cars of the 1950s.
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- n. one of a pair of decorations projecting above the rear fenders of an automobile
- n. a stabilizer that is part of the vertical tail structure of an airplane
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In the fish markets of Asia, the tailfin from a basking shark can fetch nearly $10,000 (£5,250), a price tag justified not by its nutritional value, but its desirability as a vast sign on which restaurants can advertise their shark fin soup.
The retro media centre was Thomas Thomassen's Final Major Project in BA (Hons) Modelmaking for Design and Media at the Arts Institute at Bournemouth -- it's an atompunk* tailfin fantasy that would look absolutely fantastic atop your giant console TV, serving as your home's media hub.
Much of the detailing echoes Zeppelin design, while its V8 Ford engine is a mounted at the rear, under a long tailfin designed to both cool the engine and increase stability.
Dinner, I say like Banzi! and take up the fish by the tailfin and separate it from its flamingo.
February 11th, 2008 at 5: 30 am where the heck is the tailfin?!
You can see some damage on a tailfin that happened during the flight.
Blew off the tailfin, so the chopper whips round a few times and crashes into a ravine.
The lower lobe of the tailfin of every flying fish I ever saw is noticeably larger than the upper lobe.
On the top of the plane near its tailfin, a hole through the fuselage.
You had Flight 587, where the tailfin fell off -- assembly out on Long Island.