paravane

EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From para- + vane

NounEdit

paravane (plural paravanes)

  1. (nautical) A device, stabilized with vanes, towed alongside a vessel such that the cable attaching it cuts the moorings of submerged mines.
  2. (nautical) A towed underwater object with hydrofoils, of diverse uses

SynonymsEdit

  • (towed underwater object with hydrofoils): water kite

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Last modified on 9 October 2013, at 13:15