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paravane (plural paravanes)
- (nautical) A device, stabilized with vanes, towed alongside a vessel such that the cable attaching it cuts the moorings of submerged mines.
- (nautical) A towed underwater object with hydrofoils, of diverse uses.
- (towed underwater object with hydrofoils): water kite
device for cutting the moorings of mines