Weath"er*cock` (?), n.

1.

A vane, or weather vane; -- so called because originally often in the figure of a cock, turning on the top of a spire with the wind, and showing its direction.

"As a wedercok that turneth his face with every wind."

Chaucer.

Noisy weathercocks rattled and sang of mutation. Longfellow.

2.

Hence, any thing or person that turns easily and frequently; one who veers with every change of current opinion; a fickle, inconstant person.

 

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Weath"er*cock`, v. t.

To supply with a weathercock; to serve as a weathercock for.

Whose blazing wyvern weathercock the spire. Tennyson.

 

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