扇 means 'folding fan'

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Strokes : 10    Frequency: 1857   JLPT: N1    Usefulness: 5    Study set: 5-34    Grade: 8   Intermediate lesson: -    Beginner lesson: -   Begins 21 words   Used in 70 words   Used in 273 names   Component in 4 kanji (0 Jōyō)
Jōyō (常用)
   おうぎ folding fan
Name    おう   おおぎ
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You might be envisioning a handheld fan as a dainty item held by a dainty woman, but war commanders used to hold fans, and fans have served as weapons! Far from being confined to a genteel world, 扇 plays a role in words about instigating trouble. Learn about two shapes of fans and see how they influence animal and plant names, as well as descriptions of many everyday objects.
⿸   door   feather  
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In the most useful 10,000 words in Japanese, 扇 is used 2 times, read 2 ways.
Across all words in Japanese, 扇 is used 47 times, read 2 ways (with 1 variation).
セン : 24 words FIND ALL
Most common form: 扇風器
electric fan
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おうぎ : 21 words FIND ALL
folding fan
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おおぎ: 2 words. FIND ALL
Stejneger's beaked whale (Mesoplodon stejnegeri)  (often written with kana only)
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An additional 23 less common words include 扇 but the reading has not yet been categorized.
Henshall: 1492  Joy o' Kanji : 1492  Key to Kanji:

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セン   おうぎ folding fan   
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ウ   はね feather   わ counter for birds   
コ   と door   
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イチ   イツ   ひと    ひと- one   
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