Definition of Finback

1. Noun. Large flat-headed whalebone whale having deep furrows along the throat; of Atlantic and Pacific.




Definition of Finback

1. n. 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.

Definition of Finback

1. Noun. A large baleen whale, ''Balaenoptera physalus'', that has a ridge on its back; the fin whale. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Finback

1. the rorqual [n -S] - See also: rorqual

Medical Definition of Finback

1. Any whale of the genera Sibbaldius, Balaenoptera, and allied genera, of the family Balaenopteridae, characterised by a prominent fin on the back. The common finbacks of the new England coast are Sibbaldius tectirostris and S. Tuberosus. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Literary usage of Finback

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1. The American Naturalist by American Society of Naturalists, Essex Institute (1904)
"Throat of a finback whale. therefore probably not far from the truth. ... Shortly before my arrival, at about September 4th, a female finback whale ..."

2. Genealogical and Personal Memoirs Relating to the Families of Boston and by William Richard Cutter (1908)
"... was born May 9, 1777. died April 20, 1826. On July 12, 1830. Joseph Blaney. with three others, left Swampscott in the schooner "finback," for a ..."

3. The American Cyclopaedia: A Popular Dictionary of General Knowledge by George Ripley, Charles Anderson Dana (1883)
"... the clayey banks miles out into the lake, and receives from it a milky appearance. finback. See RORQUAL. FINCH, a name given to many birds of the order ..."

4. Natural History of the Mammalia of India and Ceylon by Robert Armitage Sterndale (1884)
"... —finback WHALES OR RORQUALS. Are distinguished by their longer and narrower bodies, smaller heads, being one-fourth instead of one-third the length of ..."

5. Life on the Ocean: Being Sketches of Personal Experience in the United by Charles Nordhoff (1874)
"... Seychelles—1'lans for leaving the Vessel—We raise a School of Whales—How a dead Whale makes headway against the Wind—Striking a finback—" There blows ..."

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