[dawg-veyn, dog-]

noun Nautical.

a small vane that shows the direction of the wind, mounted in a position visible to a helmsman.

Origin of dogvane

First recorded in 1760–70; dog + vane Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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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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