- wind sock
nouna truncated cloth cone mounted on a mast; used (e.g., at airports) to show the direction of the wind• Syn:• Hypernyms: ↑visual signal
* * *noun also wind sleeve: a truncated cloth cone that is open at both ends and mounted in an elevated position with the large end held open by a rigid ring in a vertical plane so that the cone is free to rotate about a vertical axis to indicate the direction of the wind — called also wind cone
* * *wind sock or wind sleeve «wihnd»,a cone-shaped sleeve mounted on a pole or the like, showing the direction of the wind; wind cone.
Useful english dictionary. 2012.
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wind sock — fabric sleeve that moves in the wind and is used to indicate wind direction, wind indicator used at airports to determine airplane landing instructions depending on wind direction … English contemporary dictionary
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wind sock — noun Date: 1928 a truncated cloth cone open at both ends and mounted in an elevated position to indicate the direction of the wind … New Collegiate Dictionary
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