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The living coelacanth is just like its 300-million-year-old fossil relatives with lobed-fins and a distinctive elongate middle portion of the caudal or tail fin.
From the looks of it—long and narrow, with a set of stubby forward fins and longer tail fins—Azarakhsh is almost identical to the AIM-9 Sidewinder infrared guided air-to-air missile.
Every aspect of the new version will follow authentic, original specifications, including the sleek hood, wide-angle cylinder heads, quick-change brake calipers, and unmistakable tail fin.
The 1959 is the iconic Cadillac with the giant rocket tail fins.
Ever since the backyard bomb shelter went the way of tail fins, survival in the face of mushroom clouds has seemed highly relative.
Daimler unveiled its Mercedes-Benz-AMG Project ONE, a low-slung, race-car like two-seat hybrid with an overhead air scoop and a long carbon-fiber tail fin.
The Nazi swastika on the ship’s massive tail fins, and the Olympic rings logo along its side, signaled the vitality of Germany’s political revolution and the excitement surrounding that summer’s global athletic festival in Berlin.
Thresher sharks use their scythe-like long tail fins to hunt, lashing out at schools of prey fish in fast, aggressive attacks.
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TAIL FIN Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of tail fin for English Language Learners
: a fin at the back end of a fish, whale, etc.
: a decorative part on the back of a car that is shaped like a fish's fin
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