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WIND VANE

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does wind vane mean? 

WIND VANE (noun)
  The noun WIND VANE has 1 sense:

1. mechanical device attached to an elevated structure; rotates freely to show the direction of the wind

  Familiarity information: WIND VANE used as a noun is very rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


WIND VANE (noun)


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Meaning:

Mechanical device attached to an elevated structure; rotates freely to show the direction of the wind

Classified under:

Nouns denoting man-made objects

Synonyms:

weather vane; weathervane; wind vane; vane

Hypernyms ("wind vane" is a kind of...):

mechanical device (mechanism consisting of a device that works on mechanical principles)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "wind vane"):

weathercock (weathervane with a vane in the form of a rooster)

wind tee (weather vane shaped like a T and located at an airfield)


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