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German translation: Windfahne

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08:29 Jul 5, 2001
English to German translations [PRO]
English term or phrase: wind vane
in sailing:

It is supposed to be the same thing as a wind gauge. Is it a Windfahne or a Windmesser?
Nicole Worbis
Local time: 08:48
German translation:Windfahne
Explanation:
used for measuring
both wind speed (anemometer) and direction (wind vane).

tamarisk.nmsu.edu/sensors/anemometer.htm

As the wind vane is actually used for measuring the direction of the wind it is called Windfahne there are also self-steering vanes which are called Selbststeuerfahne
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Windfahne


Explanation:
used for measuring
both wind speed (anemometer) and direction (wind vane).

tamarisk.nmsu.edu/sensors/anemometer.htm

As the wind vane is actually used for measuring the direction of the wind it is called Windfahne there are also self-steering vanes which are called Selbststeuerfahne


    see above
GUSTL
Local time: 08:48
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Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
agree  Mats Wiman: Small scale wind generators us vanes to steer the turbine towards or away from the wind
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agree  Uschi (Ursula) Walke
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agree  Manfred Mondt: Hatte mal ein Segelboot
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