wind vane meaning

  "wind vane" in a sentence
Noun: wind vane  wind veyn
  1. Mechanical device attached to an elevated structure; rotates freely to show the direction of the wind
    - weathervane, weather vane, vane

Derived forms: wind vanes

Type of: mechanical device

Encyclopedia: Wind vane


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  1. direction of wind shown by smoke drift, but not by wind vanes
  2. standard test method for determining the dynamic performance of a wind vane
  3. standard practice for characterizing surface wind using a wind vane and rotating anemometer
  4. For this piece he had created a wind vane mounted to a helmet.
  5. The crown contains a wind vane on the checkerboard.

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