A device equipped with sharp teeth and towed alongside a ship to cut the mooring cables of submerged mines.
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.
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