Air sock



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a tapered, tubular cloth vane, open at both ends and having at the larger end a fixed ring pivoted to swing freely, installed at airports or elsewhere to indicate direction and approximate intensity.
noun
another name for windsock
noun
a truncated cone of textile mounted on a mast so that it is free to rotate about a vertical axis: used, esp at airports, to indicate the local wind direction Also called air sock, drogue, wind sleeve, wind cone
n.

1929, from wind (n.1) + sock (n.).

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