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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Tenders are invited for Supply Of Data Logger, Anemometer With Measnet Calibrated, Wind Vane Etc.
Every year the activity is held in parallel with the Consumer Electronics Show (CES), which is known as the wind vane of the global consumer electronics industry, and announces winners of the Global Top Brands at the same time.
Now balance the wind vane arrows on top of the needle.
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.
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.
Some incorporate daisy wheels, a wind vane and a tail of some sort.
An arrow in the middle of the display is linked to a wind vane on the castle roof by a series of rods and cogs.
Enter Stryd y Mynach leading to the old church with its ship wind vane reminding us of the town's strong seafaring connections.