noun, plural douanes [dwan] /dwan/. French.

a custom house; customs. Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for douane

Historical Examples of douane

  • Of course, our luggage had stuck at the douane at Modane, and was telegraphed for.

    An Autobiography

    Elizabeth Butler

  • The first house was the Austrian douane; the second, the inn.

    Italian Alps

    Douglas William Freshfield

  • As I sat waiting in the douane, I felt like puffing out and growing to make room for Russia inside me.

  • A cart loaded with split wood (larch) had boldly passed the door of the douane.

    A Residence in France

    J. Fenimore Cooper

  • We had emerged from the tunnel, successfully passed the douane, and were again in France.

    The Count's Chauffeur

    William Le Queux