Either of a pair of torpedo-shaped devices that are towed by cables from the bow of a ship and are used to cut the moorings of submerged mines.
Webster's New World
(nautical) A towed underwater object with hydrofoils, of diverse uses.
Other Word Forms of Paravane
Origin of Paravane
From its having vanes to keep it at a constant depth
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
From para- + vane
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