wind sock

noun

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

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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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1928, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of wind sock was in 1928

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