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pectoral fin

noun
1.
(in fishes) either of a pair of fins usually situated behind the head, one on each side, and corresponding to the forelimbs of higher vertebrates.
Origin
1760-1770
1760-70
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British Dictionary definitions for pectoral-fin

pectoral fin

noun
1.
either of a pair of fins, situated just behind the head in fishes, that help to control the direction of movement during locomotion
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