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noun 
  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 w:turbine, turbine or a sail on a windmill, that is turned by or used to turn a fluid.
  3. The flattened, weblike part of a feather, consisting of a series of barbs on either side of the shaft.
  4. A sight on a w:sextant, sextant or compass.
  5. One of the metal guidance or stabilizing fins attached to the tail of a bomb or other missile.
Translations: 
  • Spanish: aspa (trans-top, radially mounted rigid surface)
  • French: pale
    (trans-mid)
    (trans-bottom)
Etymology: Old English fana


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