wind sock

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n wind sock a truncated cloth cone mounted on a mast; used (e.g., at airports) to show the direction of the wind
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Usage

In literature:

Has anybody ever seen a kite made like a wind sock?
"Junior Achievement" by William Lee
McGee turned to look once more at the wind sock which, for want of a breeze, hung limp along its staff.
"Aces Up" by Covington Clarke
Many bushmen wind a strip of woolen blanket about the foot, and this has the advantage of being cheaper than extra socks.
"Woodcraft" by E. H. (Elmer Harry) Kreps
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In news:

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West Point Wind Sock _8-4-10 Storm.
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