Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun vane

4 senses of vane

Sense 1
weathervane, weather vane, vane, wind vane -- (mechanical device attached to an elevated structure; rotates freely to show the direction of the wind)
       => mechanical device -- (mechanism consisting of a device that works on mechanical principles)

Sense 2
vane -- (a fin attached to the tail of an arrow, bomb or missile in order to stabilize or guide it)
       => fin -- (a stabilizer on a ship that resembles the fin of a fish)

Sense 3
blade, vane -- (flat surface that rotates and pushes against air or water)
       => rotating mechanism -- (a mechanism that rotates)

Sense 4
vane, web -- (the flattened weblike part of a feather consisting of a series of barbs on either side of the shaft)
       => blade -- (a broad flat body part (as of the shoulder or tongue))

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