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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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An orange windsock was flying to tell people not to use the toys on the East Sussex beach where five men died on Wednesday.
If you do use them at the beach, then ensure children are closely supervised, always keep near the shore, only use them at a lifeguarded beach between the red and yellow flags, follow the lifeguard's advice, do not take them out in big waves and never use them when an orange windsock is flying, as this indicates offshore winds which will blow inflatables further out to sea.
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The most frequently found shape was windsock, followed by chicken wing, cauliflower and then swan neck.
For those working in particularly windy conditions, a special windsock ensures clear communications when outside.
I knew on landing when the orange windsock next to the runway was rigid like a massive horizontal carrot that it was going to be blowy.
The flight down was uneventful, and I planned the approach from over the water as suggested by the windsock, which was showing an onshore breeze.
It also has separate farm, a pool house, two cottages and an airfield complete with hanger and windsock.