weathervane

weather vane

noun
a device, as a rod to which a freely rotating pointer is attached, for indicating the direction of the wind.
Also, weathervane.
Also called vane, wind vane.


Origin:
1715–25

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weather vane
 
n
a vane designed to indicate the direction in which the wind is blowing

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