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  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Finback  \Fin"back`\,  n.  (Zo["o]l.) 
  Any  whale  of  the  genera  {Sibbaldius},  {Bal[ae]noptera},  and 
  allied  genera,  of  the  family  {Bal[ae]nopterid[ae]}, 
  characterized  by  a  prominent  fin  on  the  back  The  common 
  finbacks  of  the  New  England  coast  are  {Sibbaldius 
  tectirostris}  and  {S.  tuberosus}. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  finback 
  n  :  large  flat-headed  whalebone  whale  having  deep  furrows  along 
  the  throat;  of  Atlantic  and  Pacific  [syn:  {finback  whale}, 
  {fin  whale},  {common  rorqual},  {Balaenoptera  physalus}] 




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