Ceiling fan(redirected from Ceiling fans)
A slowly rotating overhead fan with a wide sweep, moving large volumes of air at low speed; used in hot, humid climates to improve thermal circulation.
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A ceiling-mounted air-moving device that is characterized by several revolving blades (commonly three to five) which are comparatively large and slow-moving; usually hung so that it directs the air downward; relatively quiet in operation because of its low speed.
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