Definitions

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  • adj. Resembling a fan (hand-held cooling device).

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Resembling a fan

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. resembling a fan

Etymologies

fan +‎ -like (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • Leaf monkeys watch the whole scene from the massive, fanlike roofs.

    Buddha’s Savage Peace

  • "Renewable energy doesn't mean people have to be uncomfortable," Huang said in an interview at his Dezhou corporate headquarters, the Sun-Moon Mansion, a fanlike structure studded with photovoltaic cells and sun-collecting vacuum tubes.

    With Solar Valley project, China embarks on bold green technology mission

  • As she got out and was starting to dry herself, the image of a fanlike lawn sprinkler sweeping back and forth caught her.

    NEVER WAVE GOODBYE

  • In Germany, Halsted had seen Volkmann remove not just the breast, but a thin, fanlike muscle spread out immediately under the breast called the pectoralis minor, in the hopes of cleaning out the minor fragments of leftover cancer.

    The Emperor of All Maladies

  • We both fell in love with the fabric, fanlike plumes of fountain grass and foxtail.

    Sea Escape

  • Despite its immense size, the armored animal landed gracefully in a clearing and tucked its thick, fanlike tail underneath its body.

    The Search For WondLa

  • The sculptures of Barbara Zucker (b. 1940) display a wide array of images, such as “huts” that resemble prehistoric breast - or dome-shaped dwellings, geometric shapes based on Vermont architecture and whimsical fanlike forms.

    Art in the United States.

  • But the surprise best-sellers of this season are the heartiest and priciest of models, known as "two-stage" because they add a fanlike impeller behind the main collection auger to help push out the snow.

    Happiness Is a Warm Snowblower

  • The southern portion of the ecoregion transitions into the Myanmar coastal mangroves and is made up of fanlike marshes with oxbow lakes, islands, and meandering rivulets and streams.

    Irrawaddy freshwater swamp forests

  • Uncle Tupelo was a critics 'band not just because they combined hard-edged country influences from Hank Williams to Neil Young, but because their music was so often about loving music: proudly derivative, unabashedly fanlike.

    New Faces For The New Year

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