- a small vane that shows the direction of the wind, mounted in a position visible to a helmsman.
Origin of dogvane
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"Poo, poo; you have been taking a leaf out of Dogvane's book," quoth Joey.
"I guess I know now what you would be at, Dogvane," said the lieutenant.
Why, assume that the bird is drowned then, Dogvane, and get on.
Dogvane, what has the child been doing that you have imprisoned him in this way?
Here, Lauritz, you young scamp, go aloft and clear the dogvane.Skipper Worse
Alexander Lange Kielland
- nautical a light windvane consisting of a feather or a piece of cloth or yarn mounted on the side of a vesselAlso called: telltale
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