/fin"bak'/, n.
any baleen whale of the genus Balaenoptera, having a prominent dorsal fin, esp. B. physalus, of the Atlantic and Pacific coasts; rorqual: an endangered species.
Also called finback whale, fin whale.
[1715-25; FIN + BACK1]

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  • finback — /ˈfɪnbæk/ (say finbak) noun any whalebone whale of the genus Balaenoptera having a prominent dorsal fin, as B. musculus of the northern Atlantic, or B. physalus, which attains a length of 18 or even 24 metres; a rorqual. Also, finback whale,… …   Australian English dictionary

  • finback — noun large flat headed whalebone whale having deep furrows along the throat; of Atlantic and Pacific • Syn: ↑finback whale, ↑fin whale, ↑common rorqual, ↑Balaenoptera physalus • Hypernyms: ↑rorqual, ↑razorback …   Useful english dictionary

  • finback — noun Date: 1725 fin whale …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • finback — noun A large baleen whale, Balaenoptera physalus, that has a ridge on its back; the fin whale …   Wiktionary

  • finback — n. any baleen whale from the genus Balaenoptera (esp. the rorqual) …   English contemporary dictionary

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  • finback — fin•back [[t]ˈfɪnˌbæk[/t]] n. mam any baleen whale of the genus Balaenoptera, esp. B. physalus, having a prominent dorsal fin; rorqual Also called fin′back whale′,fin whale Etymology: 1715–25 …   From formal English to slang

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