Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913 + 1828)


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Finback (Page: 560)

Fin"back` (?), n. (Zoöl.) Any whale of the genera Sibbaldius, Balænoptera, and allied genera, of the family Balænopteridæ, characterized by a prominent fin on the back. The common finbacks of the New England coast are Sibbaldius tectirostris and S. tuberosus.