Origin of vanning
- a railway baggage car.
- a covered, boxlike railway car, as one used to carry freight.
- a small, horse-drawn wagon or a small truck, as one used by tradespeople to carry light goods.
verb (used with object), vanned, van·ning.
verb (used without object), vanned, van·ning.
Origin of van2
Examples from the Web for vanning
Historical Examples of vanning
His first test was made with the ordinary "vanning shovel," his second with the aid of chemicals.The Squire's Daughter
Silas K(itto) Hocking
The vanning spade and shallow washing dish are the prototypes of this kind of ore-dressing machinery.Twentieth Century Inventions
As already pointed out, the object of vanning is to determine the proportion of black tin in the lode stuff.
The weighed portion of the ore is placed on the vanning shovel.
noun tennis, mainly British
Word Origin for van
"front part of an army or other advancing group," c.1600, shortening of vanguard.
"covered truck or wagon," 1829, shortening of caravan.