fin·​back ˈfin-ˌbak How to pronounce finback (audio)

Examples of finback in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The scene: Quoddy Bay’s picnic tables offer front-row seats to Friar Roads, the watery passage between Eastport and Canada’s Campobello Island, where minke, finback, and humpback whales regularly surface in July and August. Virginia M. Wright, Outside Online, 18 June 2020 Blue, finback, gray, humpback and minke whales can be seen along the Southern California coast at various times of the year. Mary Forgione, Los Angeles Times, 28 Apr. 2022 Second-course choices are Berkshire pork agnolotti, crispy pork with butter, parmesan and sage; finback cheese; and spaghetti cacio pepe. Susan Dunne,, 8 Feb. 2022 There's also wildlife like black bears, moose and, just off the coast, finback, humpback and minke whales. Jennifer Billock, Smithsonian Magazine, 15 July 2021

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Word History

First Known Use

1725, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of finback was in 1725

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“Finback.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 29 Nov. 2023.

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fin·​back ˈfin-ˌbak How to pronounce finback (audio)
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