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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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