What does windsock mean?

Definitions for windsockˈwɪndˌsɒk

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. windsock, wind sock, sock, air sock, air-sleeve, wind sleeve, wind cone, drogue(noun)

    a truncated cloth cone mounted on a mast; used (e.g., at airports) to show the direction of the wind


  1. windsock(Noun)

    a large, conical, open-ended tube designed to indicate wind direction and relative wind speed; used especially at smaller airfields


  1. Windsock

    A windsock is a conical textile tube designed to indicate wind direction and relative wind speed. Windsocks typically are used at airports and at chemical plants where there is risk of gaseous leakage. They are sometimes located alongside highways at windy locations. Wind direction is the opposite of the direction in which the windsock is pointing. Windspeed is indicated by the windsock's angle relative to the mounting pole; in low winds, the windsock droops; in high winds it flies horizontally. Per FAA standards referenced below, a 15-knot wind will fully extend the properly functioning windsock. A 3-knot breeze will cause the properly functioning windsock to orient itself according to the wind. Per Transport Canada Standards: a 15kn wind will fully extend the Wind Sock, a 10kt wind will cause the wind sock to be 5° below the horizontal, a 6kt wind will cause the wind sock to be 30° below the horizontal. At many airports, windsocks are lighted at night, either by flood lights on top surrounding it or with one mounted on the pole shining inside it.


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of windsock in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of windsock in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8

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