Definition of paravane in English:

paravane

noun

  • A device towed behind a boat at a depth regulated by its vanes or planes, so that the cable to which it is attached can cut the moorings of submerged mines.

    • ‘However, upon closer inspection it turned out to be a paravane, a towed device used for sweeping moored mines.’

Origin

Early 20th century: from para- protecting + vane.

Pronunciation:

paravane

/ˈparəˌvān/