- Word Combinations (noun), Homophone Note
|part of speech:
||a device mounted so that it rotates freely in the wind, indicating the wind's direction; weather vane.
||any of a variety of bladelike devices, as on a turbine or windmill, mounted on rotors to use or transmit the energy of wind, rushing water, or the like.
- similar words:
||a planar surface on the outside tail of a rocket, missile, arrow, or the like, that helps to provide directional control and stability in flight.
||a planar surface with the function of absorbing radiant energy to be stored or transmitted; solar panel; solar vane.
The words vane
, and vein
sound alike but have different meanings.