Adjective "weathercock" definition and examples

(Weathercock may not be an adjective, but it can be used as an adjective, click here to find out.)

Pronunciation

/ˈwɛðəkɒk/

Definitions and examples

noun

A weathervane in the form of a cockerel.
  1. 'She knew that she was getting nearer; the trees along the sides of the street began to look familiar, and she could almost recognize the old weathercock swinging on the roof.'
  2. 'The latter, nicknamed ‘Cock Chapel’ on account of the weathercock on top of its 125 ft spire - the tallest in Keighley - would close for worship in 1937.'
  3. 'ALL the city's weathervanes and banners and weathercocks held still.'

verb

(of a boat or aircraft) tend to turn to head into the wind.
  1. 'It weathercocked badly and was under power on the way down.'
  2. 'It weathercocked slightly into the wind but coasted for what seemed like ages; finally the top section popped off and the parachute came out.'
  3. 'The aircraft weathercocked about 70° to the left and slid backward down a snow-covered embankment with an average slope of -13°.'
  4. 'The aircraft then weathercocked into wind and departed the runway.'

More definitions

1. a weather vane with the figure of a rooster on it.

2. (loosely) any weather vane.

3. a person who readily adopts the latest fads, opinions, etc.: The count is the weathercock of the jet set.

More examples(as adjective)

"stabilities can be weathercock."