• (British, America) IPA: /veɪn/

vane (plural vanes)

  1. (countable) a weather vane
  2. any of several usually relatively thin, rigid, flat, or sometimes curved surfaces radially mounted along an axis, as a blade in a turbine or a sail on a windmill, that is turned by or used to turn a fluid
  3. (ornithology) the flattened, web-like part of a feather, consisting of a series of barbs on either side of the shaft
  4. a sight on a sextant or compass
  5. one of the metal guidance or stabilizing fins attached to the tail of a bomb or other missile
Translations Translations
  • Portuguese: vexilo
  • Spanish: vexilo
  • Italian: aletta
  • Russian: стабилизатор

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