Part of speech: verb

To excite, as fire, by a fan; winnow, as grain.

Part of speech: noun

A light, flat implement or other device for agitating the air.

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Usage examples "fan":

  1. She forgot all about the fan. - "Fairy Prince and Other Stories", Eleanor Hallowell Abbott.
  2. He looked down hastily, and in a moment displayed three broken ivory fan- sticks to the girl beside him. - "The Bars of Iron", Ethel May Dell.
  3. Only John Krepps kept his little horse on the track, but Black Fan had the race in hand. - "Watch Yourself Go By", Al. G. Field.