a winnowing-shovel , with which grain was thrown up against the wind to be cleansed from the chaff and straw. ( Isaiah 30;24Isaiah 24 ; Matthew 3:12 ) A large wooden fork is used at the present day.
[N] indicates this entry was also found in Nave's Topical Bible [E] indicates this entry was also found in Easton's Bible Dictionary Bibliography InformationSmith, William, Dr. "Entry for 'Fan,'". "Smith's Bible Dictionary". . 1901.