dog vane


[dawg-veyn, dog-]
noun Nautical.
a small vane that shows the direction of the wind, mounted in a position visible to a helmsman.

1760–70; dog + vane Unabridged
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dogvane (ˈdɒɡˌveɪn)
nautical Also called: telltale a light windvane consisting of a feather or a piece of cloth or yarn mounted on the side of a vessel

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