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English noun: tail fin

1. tail fin (artifact) a stabilizer that is part of the vertical tail structure of an airplane


Synonymstailfin, vertical fin, vertical stabiliser, vertical stabilizer


Broader (hypernym)stabilizer


Part meronymvertical tail

2. tail fin (artifact) one of a pair of decorations projecting above the rear fenders of an automobile


Synonymsfin, tailfin


Broader (hypernym)decoration, ornament, ornamentation


Part meronymauto, automobile, car, machine, motorcar

3. tail fin (animal) the tail of fishes and some other aquatic vertebrates


Synonymscaudal fin


Broader (hypernym)fin


Narrower (hyponym)heterocercal fin, homocercal fin


Part meronymfish









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