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Dictionary definition for: Vane

1. (n) flat surface that rotates and pushes against air or water

2. (n) mechanical device attached to an elevated structure; rotates freely to show the direction of the wind

3. (n) a metal fin attached to the tail of a bomb or missile in order to stabilize or guide it

4. (n) the flattened weblike part of a feather consisting of a series of barbs on either side of the shaft

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