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Definition 1: the flattened weblike part of a feather consisting of a series of barbs on either side of the shaft - [noun denoting animal]

Synonyms for vane in the sense of this definition

(vane is a kind of ...) a broad flat body part (as of the shoulder or tongue)

(vane is a part of ...) one of the parallel filaments projecting from the main shaft of a feather

(... is part of vane) the light horny waterproof structure forming the external covering of birds

Definition 2: mechanical device attached to an elevated structure; rotates freely to show the direction of the wind - [noun denoting artifact]

Synonyms for vane in the sense of this definition

(vane is a kind of ...) mechanism consisting of a device that works on mechanical principles

(... is a kind of vane ) weathervane with a vane in the form of a rooster

(... is a kind of vane ) weather vane shaped like a T and located at an airfield

Definition 3: flat surface that rotates and pushes against air or water - [noun denoting artifact]

Synonyms for vane in the sense of this definition

(vane is a kind of ...) a mechanism that rotates

(... is a kind of vane ) blade of a rotating fan

(... is a kind of vane ) the blade of a rotor (as in the compressor of a jet engine)

(... is a kind of vane ) the vertical blade on a rudder

(... is a kind of vane ) a blade of a paddle wheel or water wheel

(... is part of vane) rotary engine in which the kinetic energy of a moving fluid is converted into mechanical energy by causing a bladed rotor to rotate

(... is part of vane) a mechanical device that rotates to push against air or water

(... is part of vane) an implement used to propel or steer a boat

(... is part of vane) an aircraft without wings that obtains its lift from the rotation of overhead blades

(... is part of vane) generator that extracts usable energy from winds

Definition 4: a fin attached to the tail of an arrow, bomb or missile in order to stabilize or guide it - [noun denoting artifact]

(vane is a kind of ...) a stabilizer on a ship that resembles the fin of a fish

(... is part of vane) a projectile with a straight thin shaft and an arrowhead on one end and stabilizing vanes on the other; intended to be shot from a bow

(... is part of vane) a rocket carrying a warhead of conventional or nuclear explosives; may be ballistic or directed by remote control

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