- a device, as a rod to which a freely rotating pointer is attached, for indicating the direction of the wind.
Origin of weather vane
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Historical Examples of weather-vane
His plans were like a weather-vane, altered by every breeze.Micah Clarke
Arthur Conan Doyle
Every year a man climbs to the top to grease the weather-vane.
Standing there, he succeeded in straightening the rod that held the weather-vane.
Ross also looked at the weather-vane, and then at the advancing cloud.The Boy with the U. S. Weather Men
Francis William Rolt-Wheeler
This species of weather-vane which looked upon the pavement was the signboard.Notre-Dame de Paris
- a vane designed to indicate the direction in which the wind is blowing