dogvane

noun

: a small vane carried on the weather rail aboard ship to indicate the direction of the wind

Word History

First Known Use

circa 1769, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of dogvane was circa 1769

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“Dogvane.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/dogvane. Accessed 28 Feb. 2024.

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