Definition of weathervane in English:


Syllabification: weath·er·vane
Pronunciation: /ˈweT͟Hərˌvān


  • A revolving pointer to show the direction of the wind, typically mounted on top of a building.
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    • In the garden there was a weathervane on top of a flagpole that indicated the wind direction to my father every morning when he woke up.
    • Becker notes that even once the war was underway, in the first days French morale was ‘extremely fragile… reacting a bit like a weathervane to the gusts of wind’.
    • A datestone featuring the fox, as seen on the village weathervane, is due to be laid in the building in a month's time.

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