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weathervane Line breaks: weather|vane
Pronunciation: /ˈwɛðəveɪn/

Definition of weathervane in English:


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A revolving pointer to show the direction of the wind, typically mounted on top of a building.
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.

Words that rhyme with weathervane

vervain • Gawain

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