- (countable) A weather vane.
- 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.
- The flattened, weblike part of a feather, consisting of a series of barbs on either side of the shaft.
- A sight on a w:sextant, sextant or compass.
- One of the metal guidance or stabilizing fins attached to the tail of a bomb or other missile.
Etymology: Old English fana
- Spanish: aspa
(trans-top, radially mounted rigid surface)
- French: pale
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