noun, plural douanes [dwan] /dwan/. French.
Examples from the Web for douane
Why is he to go to the douane, and thrust himself into the very jaws of danger?The Paris Sketch Book of Mr. M. A. Titmarsh|William Makepeace Thackeray
The ordeal of the Swiss douane was still somewhere ahead; we had entered the neutral strip.The Car That Went Abroad|Albert Bigelow Paine
"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
Those Italian ruffians of the douane, with their disgusting search-light!My Friend the Chauffeur|C. N. Williamson and A. M. Williamson
It is three or four kilometres from the rope of the frontier to the French line of douane and its customs-gendarmes.The Challenge of the Dead|Stephen Graham