A light, flexible cylinder or cone mounted on a mast to show the direction and strength of the wind, especially at an airfield.
- The windsock at the airfield has had a definite droop all week, and the sea is as flat as a pond, except for intermittent splashes from the seals, as they play amongst the seaweed out in the bay.
- There are lead-in lights from the river approach, landing floodlights, a marker beacon and a lighted windsock.
- Most airports have a segmented circle, usually in the center of the airport, often lighted at night and typically containing a windsock.
For editors and proofreaders
Line breaks: wind|sock
Definition of windsock in:
What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?
Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.