wind sock


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. 2014.

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  • wind sock — noun a truncated cloth cone mounted on a mast; used (e.g., at airports) to show the direction of the wind • Syn: ↑windsock, ↑sock, ↑air sock, ↑air sleeve, ↑wind sleeve, ↑wind cone, ↑drogue …   Useful english dictionary

  • wind·sock — /ˈwındˌsɑːk/ noun, pl socks [count] : a large fabric tube that is placed on a pole and used to show the direction of the wind …   Useful english dictionary

  • wind sock — Synonyms and related words: anemograph, anemometer, anemometrograph, anemoscope, beacon, beam, cock, fan marker, flare path, marker, pylon, racon, radar beacon, radio beacon, vane, weather vane, weathercock, wind cone, wind indicator, wind vane,… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • 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 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

  • wind sock — noun At an airport, a conical shaped flag flying from a pole, used by pilots to gauge the direction and strength of the wind …   Wiktionary

  • wind cone — noun a truncated cloth cone mounted on a mast; used (e.g., at airports) to show the direction of the wind • Syn: ↑windsock, ↑wind sock, ↑sock, ↑air sock, ↑air sleeve, ↑wind sleeve, ↑drogue …   Useful english dictionary

  • wind sleeve — noun a truncated cloth cone mounted on a mast; used (e.g., at airports) to show the direction of the wind • Syn: ↑windsock, ↑wind sock, ↑sock, ↑air sock, ↑air sleeve, ↑wind cone, ↑drogue …   Useful english dictionary

  • wind — 1. n. & v. n. 1 a air in more or less rapid natural motion, esp. from an area of high pressure to one of low pressure. b a current of wind blowing from a specified direction or otherwise defined (north wind; contrary wind). 2 a breath as needed… …   Useful english dictionary

  • Wind — For other uses, see Wind (disambiguation). Wind, from the …   Wikipedia