wind sock
noun Date: 1928 a truncated cloth cone open at both ends and mounted in an elevated position to indicate the direction of the wind

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  • wind sock — noun a truncated cloth cone mounted on a mast; used (e.g., at airports) to show the direction of the wind • Syn: ↑windsock, ↑sock, ↑air sock, ↑air sleeve, ↑wind sleeve, ↑wind cone, ↑drogue …   Useful english dictionary

  • wind·sock — /ˈwındˌsɑːk/ noun, pl socks [count] : a large fabric tube that is placed on a pole and used to show the direction of the wind …   Useful english dictionary

  • wind sock — Synonyms and related words: anemograph, anemometer, anemometrograph, anemoscope, beacon, beam, cock, fan marker, flare path, marker, pylon, racon, radar beacon, radio beacon, vane, weather vane, weathercock, wind cone, wind indicator, wind vane,… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • wind sock — fabric sleeve that moves in the wind and is used to indicate wind direction, wind indicator used at airports to determine airplane landing instructions depending on wind direction …   English contemporary dictionary

  • wind sock — A long, hollow tubelike device made of fabric mounted on a free wheeling pivot. It turns in the direction from which the wind is blowing and indicates the approximate wind strength and direction. Also called a wind sleeve or a wind cone …   Aviation dictionary

  • wind sock — noun At an airport, a conical shaped flag flying from a pole, used by pilots to gauge the direction and strength of the wind …   Wiktionary

  • wind cone — noun a truncated cloth cone mounted on a mast; used (e.g., at airports) to show the direction of the wind • Syn: ↑windsock, ↑wind sock, ↑sock, ↑air sock, ↑air sleeve, ↑wind sleeve, ↑drogue …   Useful english dictionary

  • wind sleeve — noun a truncated cloth cone mounted on a mast; used (e.g., at airports) to show the direction of the wind • Syn: ↑windsock, ↑wind sock, ↑sock, ↑air sock, ↑air sleeve, ↑wind cone, ↑drogue …   Useful english dictionary

  • wind — 1. n. & v. n. 1 a air in more or less rapid natural motion, esp. from an area of high pressure to one of low pressure. b a current of wind blowing from a specified direction or otherwise defined (north wind; contrary wind). 2 a breath as needed… …   Useful english dictionary

  • Wind — For other uses, see Wind (disambiguation). Wind, from the …   Wikipedia

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