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wind vane

[wind] /wɪnd/
Origin of wind vane
First recorded in 1715-25 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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  • The position of the moving contact A, Fig. 1, is controlled by the wind vane.

  • She came upon him at last in a little gallery that ran from the wind vane Offices toward his state apartments.

    When the Sleeper Wakes Herbert George Wells
  • They regarded one another steadfastly, questioningly, and then he turned from her towards the wind vane office.

    When the Sleeper Wakes Herbert George Wells
  • A column headed "Wind direction and force," caused him to look up at the wind vane.

    The Pillar of Light Louis Tracy

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