a small vane that shows the direction of the wind, mounted in a position visible to a helmsperson.
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How to use dogvane in a sentence
The Buccaneer turned for information to his trusty Captain dogvane.
dogvane said not a word about the nationality of those ships.
dogvane took advantage of this diversion to slip in another slide.
But me, no buts, Master dogvane, but do as you are told; so down you go.
"People served, sir, have but short memories," was dogvane's reply.
British Dictionary definitions for dogvane
nautical a light windvane consisting of a feather or a piece of cloth or yarn mounted on the side of a vessel: Also called: telltale
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