[ dwan ]

noun,plural douanes [dwan]. /dwan/. French.
  1. a custom house; customs.

Words Nearby douane Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2024

How to use douane in a sentence

  • 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
  • "Wait a moment," he said, leading her aside towards the waiting-room, while the crowd that was going to the douane passed them by.

    Lady Rose's Daughter | Mrs. Humphry Ward
  • The Red Cross on my luggage got me through the douane formalities without any trouble.

  • The ordeal of the Swiss douane was still somewhere ahead; we had entered the neutral strip.

    The Car That Went Abroad | Albert Bigelow Paine