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wind vane

[wind]
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noun
  1. weather vane.

Origin of wind vane

First recorded in 1715–25
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Examples from the Web for wind vane

Historical Examples

  • With the exception of the wind-vane, which was blown a few yards into the tussock, nothing was damaged.

    The Home of the Blizzard

    Douglas Mawson

  • The people are drilled, the wind-vane police, the engineers, and half the way-gearers are with us.

    When the Sleeper Wakes

    Herbert George Wells

  • He was two miles from the wind-vane offices in Westminster, but the way was easy to follow.

    When the Sleeper Wakes

    Herbert George Wells

  • It was only slowly that it came to him that he might ask for the "wind-vane offices," whatever the "wind-vane offices" might be.

    When the Sleeper Wakes

    Herbert George Wells

  • I will telephone to the aeronautical offices from here and we will return to your apartments in the Wind-Vane Control.

    When the Sleeper Wakes

    Herbert George Wells