Pane (?), n. [F. panne.]

The narrow edge of a hammer head. See Peen.

 

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Pane, n. [OE. pan part, portion of a thing, F. pan a skirt, lappet, part or piece of a wall, side, fr. L. pannus a cloth, fillet, rag; akin to E. vane. See Vane, and cf. Panel, Pawn pledge.]

1.

A division; a distinct piece, limited part, or compartment of any surface; a patch; hence, a square of a checkered or plaided pattern.

2.

One of the openings in a slashed garment, showing the bright colored silk, or the like, within; hence, the piece of colored or other stuff so shown.

3. Arch. (a)

A compartment of a surface, or a flat space; hence, one side or face of a building; as, an octagonal tower is said to have eight panes.

(b)

Especially, in modern use, the glass in one compartment of a window sash.

4.

In irrigating, a subdivision of an irrigated surface between a feeder and an outlet drain.

5. (a)

One of the flat surfaces, or facets, of any object having several sides.

(b)

One of the eight facets surrounding the table of a brilliant cut diamond.

 

© Webster 1913.

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