vane


vane
i. A thin and more-or-less flat object intended to align itself with a stream or flow in a manner similar to that of the common weathercock, such as a device that projects ahead of an aircraft to sense gusts or other actions of the air to create impulses or signals that are transmitted to the control system to stabilize the aircraft.
Vanes for pickup of data for angle of attack indicator and autopilot.
ii. A fixed or movable surface used to control or give stability to a rocket or a missile.
An air-to-air missile.
iii. A blade or paddlelike object, often fashioned like an airfoil and usually one of several, that rotates about an axis, either being moved by a flow or creating a flow itself, such as the blade of a turbine, a fan, a rotary pump, an air compressor, etc.
iv. Any of certain stationary blades, plates, or the like that serve to guide or direct a flow, or to create a special kind of flow, as in (i) any of the blades in the nozzle ring of a gas turbine engine; (ii) any of the plates or slatlike objects that guide the flow in a wind tunnel; or (iii) a plate or fence projecting from a wing to prevent a spanwise flow. See nozzle guide vanes.
v. A bomb-arming vane. When a bomb is released from the aircraft, the vanes start rotating and, after a predetermined period, arm the bomb.
vi. A weather vane. A device that shows the direction in which the wind is blowing. See weather vane.

Aviation dictionary. 2014.

Synonyms:
/ (of a windmill, propeller, etc.)


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