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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [fin]
    • /fɪn/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [fin]
    • /fɪn/

Definitions of finning word

  • noun finning a membranous, winglike or paddlelike organ attached to any of various parts of the body of fishes and certain other aquatic animals, used for propulsion, steering, or balancing. 1
  • noun finning Nautical. a horizontal, often adjustable, winglike appendage to the underwater portion of a hull, as one for controlling the dive of a submarine or for damping the roll of a surface vessel. fin keel. 1
  • noun finning Also called vertical stabilizer. Aeronautics. any of certain small, subsidiary structures on an aircraft, designed to increase directional stability. 1
  • noun finning any of a number of standing ridges on an ordinarily hot object, as a radiator, a cylinder of an internal-combustion engine, etc., intended to maximize heat transfer to the surrounding air by exposing a large surface area. 1
  • noun finning any part, as of a mechanism, resembling a fin. 1
  • noun finning Metallurgy. a ridge of metal squeezed through the opening between two rolls, dies, or halves of a mold in which a piece is being formed under pressure. Compare flash (def 11). 1

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Origin of finning

First appearance:

before 1000
One of the 6% oldest English words
before 1000; Middle English, Old English finn; cognate with Dutch vin, Low German finne; akin to Swedish fena

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Parts of speech for Finning


finning popularity

A common word. It’s meaning is known to most children of preschool age. About 96% of English native speakers know the meaning and use the word.
This word is included in each student's vocabulary. Most likely there is at least one movie with this word in the title.

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