aero·​vane ˈer-ō-ˌvān How to pronounce aerovane (audio)
plural aerovanes
: a weather vane that is equipped with a propeller and is used to measure both wind speed and direction
Today, aerovanes often combine the duties of anemometers and weather vanes.Kris Hirschmann, Forecasting!, 2008

Word History


aero- + vane

First Known Use

1950, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of aerovane was in 1950

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“Aerovane.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 30 Mar. 2023.

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