Fin vs Finlike - What's the difference?

fin | finlike |

As a noun fin

is finn.

As an adjective finlike is

resembling a fin, especially in shape.



(wikipedia fin)

Etymology 1

From (etyl) (m), from (etyl) (m), from (etyl) .


(en noun)
  • (ichthyology) One of the appendages of a fish, used to propel itself and to manoeuvre/maneuver.
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  • A similar appendage of a cetacean or other marine animal.
  • A thin, rigid component of an aircraft, extending from the fuselage and used to stabilise and steer the aircraft.
  • A similar structure on the tail of a bomb, used to help keep it on course.
  • A hairstyle, resembling the fin of a fish, in which the hair is combed and set into a vertical ridge along the top of the head from about the crown to the forehead.
  • A device worn by divers and swimmers on their feet.
  • An extending part on a surface of a radiator, engine, heatsink, etc., used to facilitate cooling.
  • A sharp raised edge (generally in concrete) capable of damaging a roof membrane or vapor retarder.
  • Synonyms
    * (appendange of a fish) * (appendage of a cetacean or other marine animal) flipper (of mammals) * (aircraft component) * (of a bomb) vane * (hairstyle) Mohican * (device worn by divers) flipper
    Derived terms
    * anal fin * caudal fin * dorsal fin * finning * paired fins * pectoral fin * pelvic fin * tail fin * unpaired fins


  • (senseid)To cut the fins from a fish, shark, etc.
  • To swim in the manner of a fish.
  • A neutrally buoyant diver does not need to fin to maintain depth.
  • To provide (a motor vehicle etc) with fins.
  • Etymology 2

    From (etyl) .


    (en noun)
  • (US, slang) A five-dollar bill.
  • Synonyms
    * (five-dollar bill) fiver, Lincoln


    * (l) English three-letter words ----




    (en adjective)
  • Resembling a fin, especially in shape.