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windsock Line breaks: wind|sock
Pronunciation: /ˈwɪn(d)sɒk/

Definition of windsock in English:


A light, flexible cylinder or cone mounted on a mast to show the direction and strength of the wind, especially at an airfield.
Example sentences
  • 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.
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