wind vane

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Noun1.wind vane - mechanical device attached to an elevated structurewind 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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IsDB, with its AAA across-the-board rating and a huge team of top notch experts, serves as wind vane for the national financial institutions of a number of countries.
A wind vane symbol alerts students to passages addressing environmental impacts and sustainability, and the chapter on economic regulation discusses cap and trade policy.
Now balance the wind vane arrows on top of the needle.
The Waspmote is already compatible with sensor add-ons--including air thermometer, hygrometer, anemometer, wind vane and pluviometer--that can turn on heaters or alert farmers to adverse weather conditions.
Students were shown how to predict weather using wind direction and cloud cover and through tasks such as constructing of wind vane to encourage innovation and creativity.
com)-- In March 2012, DHgate, as the first B2B online cross-border trade transaction platform, published its February computer industry report which can be regarded as a wind vane in the industry.
All obstacles were digitally mapped for the WAsP submodel in polar coordinates relative to the wind vane with angular resolution of 10", distance and height with a resolution of 0.
During the field trial, Catch the Wind's Vindicator(R) LWS improved the yaw alignment control of a turbine significantly over traditional wind vane measurement equipment.
To determine the wind direction, look at a wind vane.
For example, a daily average wind speed of 15 m/s, measured by an anemometer, was equal to a daily average of 17 m/s measured by a wind vane [15].
From it rises a 10-foot scaffold that bristles with instruments, a thickened wind vane runs down one aluminum support, brandishing two satellite antennas and pointing the buoy into the wind.
Cable cutouts are measured with an Extech wind vane with anemometer.