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Vane vs Paravane - What's the difference?

vane | paravane |

As nouns the difference between vane and paravane

is that vane is crease, fold while paravane is (nautical) a device, stabilized with vanes, towed alongside a vessel such that the cable attaching it cuts the moorings of submerged mines.

vane

English

Noun

(en noun)
  • (countable) A weather vane.
  • Any of several usually relatively thin, rigid, flat, or sometimes curved surfaces radially mounted along an axis, as a blade in a or a sail on a windmill, that is turned by or used to turn a fluid.
  • (ornithology) The flattened, web-like part of a feather, consisting of a series of barbs on either side of the shaft.
  • A sight on a sextant or compass.
  • One of the metal guidance or stabilizing fins attached to the tail of a bomb or other missile.
  • Anagrams

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    paravane

    English

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • (nautical) A device, stabilized with vanes, towed alongside a vessel such that the cable attaching it cuts the moorings of submerged mines.
  • (nautical) A towed underwater object with hydrofoils, of diverse uses
  • Synonyms

    * (towed underwater object with hydrofoils) water kite

    See also

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