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weather vane

or weathervane

noun
1.
a device, as a rod to which a freely rotating pointer is attached, for indicating the direction of the wind.
Also called vane, wind vane.
Origin of weather vane
1715-1725
First recorded in 1715-25
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weather vane

noun
1.
a vane designed to indicate the direction in which the wind is blowing
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Word Origin and History for weather-vane
n.

also weathervane, 1721, from weather (n.) + vane.

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