: having a fin or fins
… the real stars of underwater acoustics are the finned marine mammals, including whales, porpoises and dolphins.Todd Preston
a finned Cadillac
a finned cylinder
often used in combination
The first postwar car with fins and V-8 power set a mood of exuberance that reached its peak with the shark-finned Caddy of 1959.Joseph R. Szczesny

Examples of finned in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Notably, there were concerns about the fragility of a finned tibial tray, one of the four pieces of the knee replacement that fits into the shin bone, according to the whistleblower lawsuit. Fred Schulte, CBS News, 10 Oct. 2023 The Curtiss, by contrast, looks vicious: satin-black, ears back, with eight finned cylinders churning out 40 horsepower, a big dog ready to bite. Elana Scherr, Smithsonian Magazine, 29 Aug. 2023 The museum said the finned animal appears in fossil records before the existence of trees and sharks have survived five mass extinctions. Cortney Moore, Fox News, 13 Aug. 2023 The sci-fi seafaring sequel returns Statham as a rescue diver who survived an encounter with a supposedly extinct megalodon in the first movie and now has to face a trio of finned foes, other sea monsters and environmental bad guys. Brian Truitt, USA TODAY, 3 Aug. 2023 Cadillac had been better known for the massive, finned cars of the past and the Seville’s fuel economy and handling caught the attention of drivers. Amir Vahdat, BostonGlobe.com, 24 June 2023 Zotac has sold previous fanless Picos with even slower Intel Celeron processors, but not an Intel Core i3 — and this computer’s immediate predecessor, the PI336, was dinged for being unable to maintain peak performance even though Zotac turned its entire case into a finned heatsink. Sean Hollister, The Verge, 23 May 2023 Shifting was via a four-speed gearbox, and the chassis featured a beam front axle with semi-elliptic leaf springs, a live rear axle with reversed quarter-elliptic leaf springs, front and rear De Ram shock absorbers and four-wheel hydraulic finned drum brakes. Robert Ross, Robb Report, 23 Aug. 2021 Shark lovers will enjoy an even closer look at their finned friends in the Discovery Museum's Sharks In Depth exhibit. Gabi De La Rosa, Chron, 12 May 2023 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

14th century, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of finned was in the 14th century

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“Finned.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/finned. Accessed 11 Dec. 2023.

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