An agricultural tool; winnowing shovel.
I indeed baptize you with water unto repentance: but he that cometh after me is mightier than I, whose shoes I am not worthy to bear: he shall baptize you with the Holy Ghost, and with fire: Whose FAN is in his hand, and he will thoroughly purge his floor, and gather his wheat into the garner; but he will burn up the chaff with unquenchable fire. ( Matthew 3:11-12 )
Bibliography Information"Entry for 'Fan'". A King James Dictionary.