Telltale



noun
1.
a person who heedlessly or maliciously reveals private or confidential matters; tattler; talebearer.
2.
a thing serving to reveal or disclose something.
3.
any of various indicating or registering devices, as a time clock.
4.
Music. a gauge on an organ for indicating the air pressure.
5.
an indicator showing the position of a ship’s rudder.
6.
a row of strips hung over a track to warn train crew members on freight trains that a low bridge, tunnel, or the like is approaching.
7.
Yachting. (on a sailboat) a feather, string, or similar device, often attached to the port and starboard shrouds and to the backstay, to indicate the relative direction of the wind.
8.
Squash. a narrow piece of metal across the front wall of a court, parallel to and extending 17 inches (43.2 cm) above the base: a ball striking this is an out.
adjective
9.
that reveals or betrays what is not intended to be known:
a telltale blush.
10.
giving notice or warning of something, as a mechanical device.
noun
1.
a person who tells tales about others
2.

an outward indication of something concealed
(as modifier): a telltale paw mark

3.
any of various indicators or recording devices used to monitor a process, machine, etc
4.
(nautical)

another word for dogvane
one of a pair of light vanes mounted on the main shrouds of a sailing boat to indicate the apparent direction of the wind

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