wind cone

noun
a truncated cloth cone mounted on a mast; used (e.g., at airports) to show the direction of the wind
Syn:
Hypernyms: ↑visual signal

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noun

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/wind/
windsock.
[1915-20]

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wind cone noun
A sleeve floating from the top of a mast eg at an airport, its angle with the ground giving a rough conception of the velocity of the wind, and its angle in a horizontal plane the wind direction
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Main Entry:wind

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wind cone «wihnd»,
= wind sock. (Cf.wind sock)

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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  • wind sock — A long, hollow tubelike device made of fabric mounted on a free wheeling pivot. It turns in the direction from which the wind is blowing and indicates the approximate wind strength and direction. Also called a wind sleeve or a wind cone …   Aviation dictionary

  • Wind farm — Royd Moor Wind Farm in England …   Wikipedia

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