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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


Short "hint"

A flat metal plate that shows the direction of the wind. Also: One of the flat arms that spins on a propeller or fan.

Usage examples (33)
  • I am easily influenced. Compared with me a weather vane is Gibraltar.
  • If the turning vane is not used, some of the air will get around the turn, but backpressure will be created, and the flow rate of the air will be reduced.
  • There are times, as a veteran, that I feel that I faught in vane.
  • The vane, which is a gilded copper figure of St. Michael, is seventeen feet high. for more
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  • Other words that sounds like vane which is a part of a propeller, are vain which means useless or having a high opinion of oneself and vein which is a kind of blood vessel.
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