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To ensure that final vowel stays banished, there's not a flag, whirligig, weather vane, or braided rug in sight.
When Hurricane Irma hits, some cranes could start spinning like weather vanes.
The arms of the tower cranes are left unlocked during storms, allowing them to swing around and follow the wind, much like a weather vane.
The crane arms would be allowed to rotate freely with the wind, like a weather vane, Kenna said.
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First Known Use of weather vane
WEATHER VANE Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of weather vane for English Language Learners
: an object that is usually put on the top of a roof and that has an arrow that turns as the wind blows to show the direction of the wind
WEATHER VANE Defined for Kids
Definition of weather vane for Students
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