Definition of backfin
- Faidley's sells a crab cake made from claw meat for $4.50 and one made from backfin for $7.95 …
- —R. W. Apple Jr., New York Times, 19 Feb. 2003
- The beauty of backfin crab meat is its white, sweet chunkiness, but even the best quality crab must be picked over for bits of cartilage and shell that manage to elude skillful packers.
- —Judith Huxley, Washington Post, 8 May 1983