or wind sock
[ wind-sok ]
/ ˈwɪndˌsɒk /
a tapered, tubular cloth vane, open at both ends and having at the larger end a fixed ring pivoted to swing freely, installed at airports or elsewhere to indicate wind direction and approximate intensity.
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Also called air sleeve, air sock, wind cone, wind sleeve .
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British Dictionary definitions for windsock
/ (ˈwɪndˌsɒk) /
a truncated cone of textile mounted on a mast so that it is free to rotate about a vertical axis: used, esp at airports, to indicate the local wind directionAlso called: air sock, drogue, wind sleeve, wind cone
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