The fin shaped things on the bottom of a surfboard. Most boards now have 3 fins and are also referred to as thrusters. In the past though boards had 2 fins (twin-fins) and before that only a single fin. Their purpose is to create latteral resistance or in other words stop you sliding sideways
Body parts of fish used to swim and steer. Dorsal fins are on the back, caudal fins are on the tail, anal fins are underneath towards the back, and pectoral fins are underneath towards the front. Fin size, shape, and color can be used to identify different fish species.
Rudderlike device(s) used beneath a surfboard to assist control, direction and drive. Many different fin shapes are possible, but most are designed to resemble a dolphin's dorsal fin. Today fins are mostly used in groups of three-two ahead, one behind-a configuration known as a Thruster (see Thruster). They're also used, less frequently, in pairs or singles. * see illustration
Rudder like device(s) used beneath a surfboard to assist control, direction and drive. Many different fin shapes are possible, but most resemble a dolphins dorsal fin. They are mostly used in sets of three (two ahead, one behind) known as a thruster set up. Many longboards use just one large fin ( single fin) with designs like fishtails using two, there have also been designs that use up to six.
A fin is a surface used to produce lift and thrust or to steer while traveling in water, air, or other fluid media. The first use of the word was for the limbs of fish, but has been extended to include other animal limbs and man made devices.
Also known as the fairwater or conning tower, this is usually the only structure which protrudes from the casing (or hull) of a submarine. Usually contains a small conning station used for maneuvering the boat on the surface. It also provides a structure for supporting the various retractable periscopes and antenna/sensor masts.
Planet similar to Omega discovered further along the galactic rim by Humans in 2130. It is rich in scarce minerals & elements. Home planet to the Finites. Member of the United Federation of Planets (UFP).
Mande: a caste of praise singers, jesters, and servants formerly distinct from jèlí but now largely absorbed into the jèlí caste. Fulbe (Fulani, Fula, Peul [ pël], Fuladu). Nomadic ethnic group inhabiting much of West Africa.
Fin is a troll in a legend from Kalundborg, Zealand, Denmark. The legend also exists in Sweden, but it instead has giant with the name JÃ¤tte Finn from Lund, with the name JÃ¤tte Finn ("Giant Finn"). The legend tells how Esbern Snare was building a church in Kalundborg.
The Fin (Peter Noble) is a fictional character appearing in comic books published by Timely Comics, the Golden Age ancestor of Marvel Comics. The character has elements of both the swashbuckling pirate and superhero genres. He first appeared in Daring Mystery Comics #7, April, 1941.
A fin is an extended surface, a solid, experiencing energy transfer by conduction within its boundaries, as well as energy transfer with its surroundings by convection and/or radiation, used to enhance heat transfer by increasing surface area.
In the study of heat transfer, a fin is a surface that extends from an object to increase the rate of heat transfer to or from the environment by increasing convection. The amount of conduction, convection, or radiation of an object determines the amount of heat it transfers. Increasing the temperature difference between the object and the environment, increasing the convection heat transfer coefficient, or increasing the surface area of the object increases the heat transfer.