wind vane


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Synonyms for wind vane

mechanical device attached to an elevated structure

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Choose an open area, perhaps near your rain gauge, to place your wind vane.
2]) Because of time constraints, only 17 openings are measured using the anemometer with wind vane.
Some incorporate daisy wheels, a wind vane and a tail of some sort.
An arrow in the middle of the display is linked to a wind vane on the castle roof by a series of rods and cogs.
COLONIAL FARMERS USED A WIND VANE OR WIND FLAG, A CLOTH STREAMER OR LIGHT PINE OR CEDAR TRIANGLE MADE TO SWING IN THE SLIGHTEST MOVEMENT OF AIR.
Enter Stryd y Mynach leading to the old church with its ship wind vane reminding us of the town's strong seafaring connections.
We've got a problem," The Skipper said - and it was more than a mast-top radio antenna having broken loose and decapitated our wind vane.
Measurements should be made with a low threshold, good quality cup-type anemometer with wind vane and an electronic data logger.
A recent example is in Portugal (see image), a gigantic contemporary sculpture with spinning wind vane arms--a sort of modern day windmill - commissioned by the municipality of Loule for a parkland setting.
There are 56 neon channel letters, more than 4,000 chasing lights, 30 programmable gel lights, four steam machines, three mechanical spinning elements, a wind vane, 14 front-lit signs, and a 107-foot-long LED message ticker.
The subtle signs of slumping sand, which indicate the direction of prevailing winds as surely as a modern wind vane, became frozen in place when heat and pressure converted ancient dunes into sandstone.
Instead, hydraulics turn the turbine assembly, obeying a computer using information from a small wind vane mounted on top of the housing.
In the article "Stickbow True And False" (Bowhunting, May 2000), we incorrectly identified the picture on page 47 as a Wind Vane when in fact the proper name is a Rain Vane.
Ships first operated with a wind vane, similar to a weather vane, that was set at the top of the sail and connected to a series of gears inside the hull that turned the sail into the direction of the wind.