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wind sock

[′win ‚säk]
(engineering)

wind sock

A long, hollow tubelike device made of fabric mounted on a free-wheeling pivot. It turns in the direction from which the wind is blowing and indicates the approximate wind strength and direction. Also called a wind sleeve or a wind cone
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Wind socks that jerk and whip around or suddenly and dramatically change direction--up to and including a 180-degree reversal and back again--should be taken as concrete signs of gusty conditions.
Answer: The wind sock is one of four recently put up at the urging of a member of the Union Pacific Eugene Safety Committee.
HOW much longer are Romford greyhound owners prepared to let their pride and joys chase (or not chase, as is the case) a silent fluorescent orange wind sock?
"Thoughtful!" I chirp as I unwrap a four-foot rainbow wind sock from my mother's well-meaning college roommate.
Built by Dinky for a laugh, it had a fuel gauge as reliable as a wind sock. And for the rest of my teenage years, I could only sit and fume behind the wheel as my life savings rusted away around Broughty Ferry.
Tenders are invited for Providing, supplying and fixing of wind sock at all height (up to 30meter height) red and white colour made of 100% fluorescent polyester (Water proof cloth) with double stitching, having alternate red and white colour strips.
The multi- coloured fish is a wind sock,but I haven't got a garden so I hung it in here instead because I like the colours.
2: What does a white, triangular sign with a red border, featuring a wind sock, mean?
Other examples are the Bramich hare (which resembled a railway truck, now thankfully discarded) and the silent Swaffham mechanism (with a bare wind sock insultingly portrayed as the 'hare').
Tenders are invited for Supply of 06 nos wind sock at gaya airport
WIMBLEDON has replaced its controversial green wind sock hare with a more realistic 'black and brown' version as used by the Ockendon schooling track, writes Jim Cremin.
GREAT news from Wimbledon this week that Chart King is coming for the Derby - and that Arthur Hitch is sorting out the track's daft wind sock. Good on Wimbledon's management for finally showing its mettle.