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The cooling mechanism built into computer cabinets, laser printers, and other such devices to prevent malfunction due to heat buildup. Fans are the main source of the continuous humming associated with computers and other hardware.
anything resembling a hand-held fan
blow air on by means of a fan
move or spread in multiple directions from one point
A hand-held device consisting of concertinaed material, or slats of material, gathered together at one end, that may be opened out into the shape of a sector of a circle and waved back and forth in order to move air towards oneself and cool oneself.
An electrical device for moving air, used for cooling people, machinery, etc.
Anything resembling a hand-held fan in shape, e.g., a peacock’s tail.
(transitive) To blow air on (something) by means of a fan (hand-held, mechanical or electrical) or otherwise.
(transitive) To slap (a behind, especially).
(intransitive, usually to fan out ) To move or spread in multiple directions from one point, in the shape of a hand-held fan.
An admirer or aficionado, especially of a sport or performer; someone who is fond of something or someone; an admirer.