Definition of paravane in English:

paravane

Line breaks: para|vane
Pronunciation: /ˈparəveɪn
 
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noun

  • A device towed behind a boat at a depth regulated by its vanes or planes, so that the cable to which it is attached can cut the moorings of submerged mines.
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    • However, upon closer inspection it turned out to be a paravane, a towed device used for sweeping moored mines.

Origin

early 20th century: from para-2 'protecting' + vane.

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