[ wind ]
/ wɪnd /
a map symbol showing, for a given locality or area, the frequency and strength of the wind from various directions.
a diagram showing the relation of wind direction to other weather conditions at a given location.
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Words nearby wind rose
Origin of wind rose
First recorded in 1590–1600
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Example sentences from the Web for wind rose
The wind-rose for the entire period of observation (Fig. 104) clearly expresses this fact.The Andes of Southern Peru|Isaiah Bowman
To the ceiling of the observing room there is affixed a wind-rose, R, on which the arrow reproduces all the motions of the vane.
British Dictionary definitions for wind rose
/ (wɪnd) /
a diagram with radiating lines showing the frequency and strength of winds from each direction affecting a specific place
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