Definitions for "Vane"
Keywords:  louver, slat, blind, sight, pinhole
One of the sights of a compass, quadrant, etc.
Slat or louver material used for vertical blinds.
Element of a blind, synonymous with louver.
Keywords:  fletching, plastic
A fletching, normally plastic.
Plastic fletching.
The rhachis and web of a feather taken together.
the flattened weblike part of a feather consisting of a series of barbs on either side of the shaft
the flat, weblike part of a feather emerging from the shaft; there are two vanes per feather The vane of one flight feather overlaps the vane of the next feather.
A contrivance attached to some elevated object for the purpose of showing which way the wind blows; a weathercock. It is usually a plate or strip of metal, or slip of wood, often cut into some fanciful form, and placed upon a perpendicular axis around which it moves freely.
Any flat, extended surface attached to an axis and moved by the wind; as, the vane of a windmill; hence, a similar fixture of any form moved in or by water, air, or other fluid; as, the vane of a screw propeller, a fan blower, an anemometer, etc.
A flat, extended surface such as that on an impeller of a pump. Return to .
Keywords:  mast, flag, worn, kind, head
A small kind of flag worn at each mast head.
Keywords:  stream, plate, gas, fixed, flow
A fixed or adjustable plate inserted in a gas or air stream used to change the direction of flow.