weather vane

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weather vane

(Physical Geography) a vane designed to indicate the direction in which the wind is blowing

weath′er vane`

or weath′er•vane`,

a device, as a rod to which a freely rotating pointer is attached, to indicate the direction of wind.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend: vane - mechanical device attached to an elevated structureweather vane - mechanical device attached to an elevated structure; rotates freely to show the direction of the wind
mechanical device - mechanism consisting of a device that works on mechanical principles
weathercock - weathervane with a vane in the form of a rooster
wind tee - weather vane shaped like a T and located at an airfield
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