tailfin :

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  • n  a stabilizer that is part of the vertical tail structure of an airplane
  • n  one of a pair of decorations projecting above the rear fenders of an automobile

  • Loewy's own car had a few special flamboyant frills: a plastic tailfin, a tiny gold grilled air scoop above the emblem on the hood, recessed door handles, porthole windows and .
  • Testing his controls with a wide, lazy-S turn, Crossfield, following procedure, jettisoned the X-15's ventral tailfin, which would have interfered with extending his tail .
  • Grammarwise, it is permissible to tailfin any word with the suffix meaning "in the manner of.

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