dogvane

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

dog +‎ vane

Noun[edit]

dogvane (plural dogvanes)

  1. (nautical) A small vane of bunting, feathers, or other light material, carried at the masthead to indicate the direction of the wind.
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  2. (obsolete, nautical) A cockade worn on a hat (worn in the British Navy in the 18th and 19th centuries)