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  Definition of vane
  1. the flattened weblike part of a feather consisting of a series of barbs on either side of the shaft
  2. flat surface that rotates and pushes against air or water
  3. a metal fin attached to the tail of a bomb or missile in order to stabilize or guide it
  4. mechanical device attached to an elevated structure; rotates freely to show the direction of the wind
Similar Words: web, blade, weathervane, weather vane, wind vane

 

Hyponyms: fan blade, impeller, paddle, rudder blade, weathercock, wind tee

 

Part Meronyms: feather, plume, plumage, propeller, propellor, helicopter, chopper, whirlybird, eggbeater, windmill, aerogenerator, wind generator, turbine, oar, missile

 

Anagrams: nave, vena, Neva

 

 
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