A revolving pointer to show the direction of the wind, typically mounted on top of a building.
More example sentences
- 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.
Definition of weathervane in:
- The US English dictionary