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windsock

[wind-sok] /ˈwɪndˌsɒk/
noun
1.
a tapered, tubular cloth vane, open at both ends and having at the larger end a fixed ring pivoted to swing freely, installed at airports or elsewhere to indicate wind direction and approximate intensity.
Also, wind sock.
Also called air sleeve, air sock, wind cone, wind sleeve.
Origin
1925-1930
1925-30; wind1 + sock1
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British Dictionary definitions for wind-sock

windsock

/ˈwɪndˌsɒk/
noun
1.
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, wind cone
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Word Origin and History for wind-sock

windsock

n.

1929, from wind (n.1) + sock (n.).

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