Meaning of vela

ve•la

Pronunciation: (vē'lu), [key]
— n.
  1. pl. of

Ve•la

Pronunciation: (vē'lu, vā'-), [key]
— gen. Ve•lo•rum
  1. the Sail, a southern constellation: one of the subordinate constellations into which Argo is divided.
  2. one of a series of reconnaissance satellites designed to detect nuclear explosions.
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