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A large cone-shaped bag that is open at both ends and attached to a stand by a pivot to indicate the direction of the wind. Also called air sock, wind cone, wind sleeve.


1. (Physical Geography) a truncated cone of textile mounted on a mast so that it is free to rotate about a vertical axis: used, esp at airports, to indicate the local wind direction. Also called: air sock, drogue, wind sleeve or wind cone
2. (Aeronautics) a truncated cone of textile mounted on a mast so that it is free to rotate about a vertical axis: used, esp at airports, to indicate the local wind direction. Also called: air sock, drogue, wind sleeve or wind cone



a tapered, tubular cloth vane, pivoted to catch the wind and swing freely so as to indicate the direction toward which the wind is blowing.
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Noun1.windsock - a truncated cloth cone mounted on a mastwindsock - a truncated cloth cone mounted on a mast; used (e.g., at airports) to show the direction of the wind
visual signal - a signal that involves visual communication
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[ˈwɪndsɒk] N (Aer) → manga f (de viento)


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(wind) noun
1. (an) outdoor current of air. The wind is strong today; There wasn't much wind yesterday; Cold winds blow across the desert.
2. breath. Climbing these stairs takes all the wind out of me.
3. air or gas in the stomach or intestines. His stomach pains were due to wind.
to cause to be out of breath. The heavy blow winded him.
(of a musical instrument) operated or played using air pressure, especially a person's breath.
ˈwindy adjective
a windy hill-top; a windy day; It's windy today.
ˈwindiness noun
ˈwindfall noun
1. an apple etc blown from a tree.
2. any unexpected gain or success.
ˈwindmill noun
a machine with sails that work by wind power, for grinding corn or pumping water.
ˈwindpipe noun
the passage for air between mouth and lungs.
windsurf, windsurfer, windsurfingwindˈwindscreen noun
(American ˈwindshield).
1. a transparent (usually glass) screen above the dashboard of a car.
2. a wall usually constructed out from the house wall to protect people on a patio or balcony from the wind.
ˈwindsock noun
a device for indicating the direction and speed of wind on an airfield.
windsurf (ˈwindsəːf) verb
to move across water while standing on a windsurfer.
ˈwindsurfer noun
1. (also sailboard) a board with a sail for moving across water with the aid of the wind.
2. the person controlling this board.
ˈwindsurfing noun
ˈwindswept adjective
exposed to the wind and showing the effects of it. windswept hair; a windswept landscape.
get the wind up
to become nervous or anxious. She got the wind up when she realized how close we were to the edge.
get wind of
to get a hint of or hear indirectly about.
get one's second wind
to recover one's natural breathing after breathlessness.
in the wind
about to happen. A change of policy is in the wind.
like the wind
very quickly. The horse galloped away like the wind.
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Help your kid out with building that wind vane or windsock for their school assignment.
Aaron and Kayleigh's husband went out and found the windsock Andy used when out was still in place, meaning he had not returned from his flight.
Mendes was dressed in black and slung his acoustic guitar on his back as he sang while Gigi Hadid managed a huge parachute-like set of floral wings that caught the air like a massive windsock. He sang "Lost in Japan."
class="MsoNormalspan xml:lang="EN-GBThere is a new airport where, not so long ago, there was only one shed and a windsock.
The arrow with a gimbal and Sony 4k action camera is attached to the rear lines of the paraglider and held back by a windsock.
"On lifeguarded beaches, the orange windsock indicates offshore winds."
The PML-N has been in attack mode ever since former prime minister Nawaz Sharif's disqualification by the Supreme Court, and many observers believe he may have damaged his party's prospects by scaring away the seasonal 'electables' who switch sides each time the windsock changes direction.
The 380m A8 contest had set off as normal but as the hare rounded the second bend the lure's windsock got caught up on an old sprinkler head, dragging it on to the track and causing the leading greyhound, trap six runner Some Jet, to check.
I couldn't resist taking this photograph (below) of the just six-month old windsock at Banning Municipal airport.
I decided on 500 windsock decoys, 12 full-bodies on higher stakes around the blind, and a vortex rotary machine.
Its product portfolio includes frangible approach and windsock masts, anemometer/ weather monitoring equipment, FOD towers, fencing, or any other bespoke requirements.