Translation of vane in Spanish:


veleta, n.

Pronunciation /veɪn//veɪn/


  • 1also weather vane

    veleta feminine
  • 2

    (shaft, blade)
    (of propeller) paleta feminine
    (of turbine) álabe masculine
    (of turbine) aspa masculine
    (of windmill) aspa feminine
    • Early views of Sydney were dominated by the sails of the ships which had propelled the newcomers across the oceans and by the vanes of the windmills which provided the settlement with its first forms of industrial power.
    • The wind or air rising through the turbine turns the vanes in the turbine and gets the air moving near the top of the house, drawing moisture out.
    • Shafts and vanes are present in the feathers, but no direct evidence of the shafts remains.
    • The facial disk, which lies over the ruff, is composed of feathers with open vanes.
    • Advanced technology means the giant vanes of the turbines swivel to search for wind but cut out in stormy conditions.
    • All turbine products are similar in that they derive their energy from the action of blades or vanes that spin in response to a force applied upon them.
    • The vane on one side of the feather's spine was wider than the one on the other.
    • This method is based on the fact that as a feather grows, alternating light and dark bands appear across its vane.
    • A knowledgeable friend told me, that is also very interesting to pay attention to the position of the windmill vanes when they are at rest.
    • Does this not suggest that early feathers must have had pennaceous vanes at least distally, if the downy bases, or down feathers, were to be effective for insulation?
  • 3

    (of feather)
    barba feminine