- a custom house; customs.
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Examples from the Web for douane
Of course, our luggage had stuck at the douane at Modane, and was telegraphed for.An Autobiography
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.Trapped in 'Black Russia'
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