weather vane

or weath·er·vane


noun

a device, as a rod to which a freely rotating pointer is attached, for indicating the direction of the wind.

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Also called vane, wind vane.

Origin of weather vane

First recorded in 1715–25
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British Dictionary definitions for weather vane

weather vane

noun

a vane designed to indicate the direction in which the wind is blowing
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