wind sock


Definition of wind sock

: a truncated cloth cone open at both ends and mounted in an elevated position to indicate the direction of the wind

Examples of wind sock in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Zumthor crossed Wilshire, eating a green apple, his black shirt billowing behind him like a wind sock. Dana Goodyear, The New Yorker, "The Iconoclast Remaking Los Angeles’s Most Important Museum," 5 Oct. 2020 Thinking of the heliosphere like a wind sock, astronomers would want a probe that could essentially travel down the tail created by the sun's wind, extending the boundary of the solar system. Ashley Strickland, CNN, "What Voyager 2 has learned since entering interstellar space," 4 Nov. 2019 But, as with an unshameable wind sock of a politician whose lies and blunders do nothing to unseat them, this is by no means Loudermilk’s undoing. Hermione Hoby, The New Yorker, "What Does It Mean to Be a “Real” Writer?," 3 July 2019 At times the wind socks that lined the course were perpendicular to the ground and the second jump appeared to be particularly vulnerable to gusts. Will Graves, Houston Chronicle, "Jamie Anderson defends Olympic gold in blustery slopestyle final," 11 Feb. 2018 And sometimes, as with a sporty sunshine yellow stretch rayon jersey turned into an evening gown, with cuts here and there and one extra-long third sleeve dangling from the edge of a shoulder blade like an elegant wind sock, it just, well, works. Vanessa Friedman, New York Times, "Beyond Business as Usual," 11 Feb. 2018

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First Known Use of wind sock

1928, in the meaning defined above

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13 Oct 2020

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“Wind sock.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 28 Nov. 2020.

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