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noun - Fins are worn on the foot or leg and made from finlike rubber or plastic, to aid movement through the water in water sports activities such as swimming, bodyboarding, bodysurfing, kneeboarding, riverboarding, underwater hockey, underwater rugby and various other types of underwater diving.

Very long fins and monofins are used by freedivers as a means of underwater propulsion that does not require high frequency leg movement. This improves efficiency and helps to minimize oxygen consumption.

Synonyms

flippers, monofins, swimfins, bifins, stereofins, swim fins