wind vane

Also found in: Thesaurus, Medical, Encyclopedia, Wikipedia.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
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
Based on WordNet 3.0, Farlex clipart collection. © 2003-2012 Princeton University, Farlex Inc.
References in periodicals archive ?
Help your kid out with building that wind vane or windsock for their school assignment.
He is a doer who identifies priorities and gets to work with bull-headed determination, neither wavering nor looking out for the political wind vane or awaiting directions from State House.
The 117-foot-tall Weather Station will have seven thin stainless-steel towers, each topped by a wind vane and anemometer (used to measure wind speed).
Ano has lauded the Central Office Disaster Information Coordinating Center (DILG CODIX) for winning this year's prestigious Wind Vane Award in the 69th World Meteorological Day and 154th National Meteorological Day recently.
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.
On first encounter, many of the works seemed static or even almost invisible; it was only through their activation by the viewer's body or other external factors that the inert objects were brought to life--for instance by the weather, as in the case of Wind Vane (Careless Love) (all works cited, 2015).
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.