windsock


windsock
/wind"sok'/, n.
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. Also, wind sock. Also called air sleeve, air sock, wind cone, wind sleeve.
[1925-30; WIND1 + SOCK1]

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