Definition of weathercock in English:
A weathervane in the form of a cockerel.
- ALL the city's weathervanes and banners and weathercocks held still.
- The house contains a variety of window shapes, criss-crossing gables, beautiful Art Nouveau stained-glass windows, a corner turret with a weathercock (another one exists on top of the stables).
- She knew that she was getting nearer; the trees along the sides of the street began to look familiar, and she could almost recognize the old weathercock swinging on the roof.
verb[no object] Back to top
(Of a boat or aircraft) tend to turn to head into the wind: he sometimes has a problem with the boat weathercocking before she can gather way on a new tack
More example sentences
- As usual, it weathercocked a little into the wind and I got some great footage of it coming down.
- The aircraft then weathercocked into wind and departed the runway.
- The original boat proved seaworthy, fast and able to carry large amounts of kit, but weathercocked more than was comfortable.
Definition of weathercock in:
- US English dictionary