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Definitions of vane

  1. flat surface that rotates and pushes against air or water Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. mechanical device attached to an elevated structure; rotates freely to show the direction of the wind Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  3. the flattened weblike part of a feather consisting of a series of barbs on either side of the shaft Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  4. a metal fin attached to the tail of a bomb or missile in order to stabilize or guide it Wordnet Dictionary DB
  5. A contrivance attached to some elevated object for the purpose of showing which way the wind blows; a weathercock. It is usually a plate or strip of metal, or slip of wood, often cut into some fanciful form, and placed upon a perpendicular axis around which it moves freely. Webster Dictionary DB
  6. Any flat, extended surface attached to an axis and moved by the wind; as, the vane of a windmill; hence, a similar fixture of any form moved in or by water, air, or other fluid; as, the vane of a screw propeller, a fan blower, an anemometer, etc. Webster Dictionary DB
  7. The rhachis and web of a feather taken together. Webster Dictionary DB
  8. One of the sights of a compass, quadrant, etc. Webster Dictionary DB
  9. A movable device fastened to an elevated object to show which way the wind blows; a weathercock; a flat, fan-shaped arm projecting from an akis and moved around by the wind; as, the vane of a windmill; the web, or flat spreading part, of a feather. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  10. A flag or banner: a thin slip of wood or metal at the top of a spire, etc., to show which way the wind blows: a weather-cock: the thin web of a feather. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  11. A thin plate, pivoted out of center, on a vertical rod, so as to turn its shorter end toward the point from which the wind blows. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  12. An arm or blade, as of a windmill, propeller, etc. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  13. The shaft and barbs of a feather. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  14. Thin slip on a spindle at the top of a spire, for the purpose of showing which way the wind blows; the blade of a windmill, propeller, &c.; the part of a feather on the sides of the shaft. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  15. A thin plate of metal, or slip of wood, cut into some figure and made to move on a stem at the top of a spire or any other elevation, in order to show the direction of the wind; a weather-cock; any flat extended surface moved by the wind. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  16. The vexillum or web of a feather, consisting of barbs, etc.. A dictionary of scientific terms. By Henderson, I. F.; Henderson, W. D. Published 1920.
  17. [Anglo Saxon] The vexillum or web of a feather, consisting of barbs, etc. (zool.). na
  18. v[=a]n, n. a flag or banner: a thin slip of wood or metal at the top of a spire, &c., to show which way the wind blows: a weather-cock: the thin web of a feather: one of the blades of a windmill.--adjs. VANED, furnished with vanes; VANE'LESS. [Older form fane--A.S. fana; Goth. fana, cloth, Ger. fahne; akin to L. pannus, Gr. penos, a cloth.] gutenberg.org/ebooks/37683
  19. Weathercock; similar device exposed to current of water &c. as in water-meter; (also dog-v.) cone or other device used on shipboard as weathercock; blade of windmill, screw-propeller, &c.; horizontal piece moved up& down surveyor\'s levelling-staff to line of sight of telescope; sight of quadrant &c. Hence vaned, vaneless, aa. [old English] Concise Oxford Dictionary
  20. [A.S.] (Naut.) A piece of bunting extended on a revolving piece of wood at the masthead, to show the direction of the wind. A distinguishing Vane shows to which division of the fleet a vessel belongs. Dogvanes, pieces of cork with feathers stuck round them, and strung upon twine, usually fastened to the top of a half-pike on the weather side of the quarter-deck. Glossary of terms and phrases - Percy
  21. n. [Anglo-Saxon , Gothic] A fixture attached to some elevated object for the purpose of showing which way the wind blows— usually a plate or thin slip of metal or wood movable on a pivot;-in ships, a piece of bunting;—any flat extended surface moved by the wind; hence, a similar fixture moved in or by water; — the thin, membranous part or web of a feather on the side of the shaft;—a broad flag or pennon carried on the spear-head by knights in a tournament. Cabinet Dictionary

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