What does weathercocked mean?

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Verb
  1. simple past tense and past participle of weathercock
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As usual, it weathercocked a little into the wind and I got some great footage of it coming down.
The result was not pretty but did show just how powerful the rudder is as she weathercocked into the downward vertical.
The original boat proved seaworthy, fast and able to carry large amounts of kit, but weathercocked more than was comfortable.
The aircraft then weathercocked into wind and departed the runway.

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