from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A fan used for creating a draft by the formation of a partial vacuum, in contradistinction to a blower.


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  • Practically all types have sieve or exhaust-fan attachments, which draw the loosened parchment and silver skin into one compartment, while the cleaned beans pass into another.

    All About Coffee

  • The car has a perforated false bottom, to which is attached a powerful exhaust-fan system that sucks the heat out of the coffee.

    All About Coffee

  • This way the brilliant blue beams of the preinstalled 120 mm rear exhaust-fan can emanate in a black-bluish array.

    DV Hardware


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