Definition of Paravane

1. Noun. (nautical) A device, stabilized with vanes, towed alongside a vessel such that the cable attaching it cuts the moorings of submerged mines. ¹



2. Noun. (nautical) A towed underwater object with hydrofoils, of diverse uses ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Paravane

1. an underwater device used to cut cables [n -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Paravane

parauques
paraurethral
paraurethral ducts
paraurethral gland
paraurethral glands
parauterine lymph nodes
parautochthonous
paravaccinia
paravaccinia virus
paravail
paravalvular
paravane (current term)
paravanes
paravant
paravauxite
paravector
paravectors
paravenous
paravent
paraventricular
paraventricular hypothalamic nucleus
paraventricular nucleus
paravents
paraventure
paravertebral
paravertebral anaesthesia

Literary usage of Paravane

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1. The Armies of Industry: Our Nation's Manufacture of Munitions for a World in by Benedict Crowell, Robert Forrest Wilson (1921)
"By means of fins or rudders, the paravane could also be made to tow at any ... The pull of the paravane on its towing rope was so considerable that a ..."

2. How America Went to War: An Account from Official Sources of the Nation's by Benedict Crowell, Robert Forrest Wilson (1921)
"By means of fins or rudders, the paravane could also be made to tow at any ... The pull of the paravane on its towing rope was so considerable that a ..."

3. Beatty, Jellicoe, Sims and Rodman: Yankee Gobs and British Tars as Seen by by Francis T. Hunter (1919)
"Briefly, a paravane is made up of a hollow, torpedo-shaped body, ... In operation a paravane is towed on either side of a ship by a single cable attached to ..."

4. Beatty, Jellicoe, Sims and Rodman: Yankee Gobs and British Tars as Seen by by Francis T. Hunter (1919)
"In operation a paravane is towed on either side of a ship by a single cable ... Its plane member and its horizontal rudder hold the paravane on its course ..."

5. Inventions of the Great War by Alexander Russell Bond (1919)
"At the tail of the paravane, there are horizontal and vertical rudders which ... The mine cable slides along the paravane cable and in this way is carried ..."

6. The Book of History: A History of All Nations from the Earliest Times to the by James Bryce Bryce, Holland Thompson, William Matthew Flinders Petrie (1921)
"If the wire anchoring a mine touched the cable of the paravane it slid down until it reached a saw edge on the paravane, by which it was cut, ..."

7. Submarine Warfare of To-day: How the Submarine Menace was Met and Vanquished by Charles William Domville-Fife (1920)
"30 will show how this is prevented by the deflecting wires of the paravane. ... give a good idea of the action of the paravane against the passing water. ..."

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