Definitions for "telltale"
Keywords:  helm, tale, babbling, tiller, bellows
Telling tales; babbling.
A movable piece of ivory, lead, or other material, connected with the bellows of an organ, that gives notice, by its position, when the wind is exhausted.
A mechanical attachment to the steering wheel, which, in the absence of a tiller, shows the position of the helm.
A machine or contrivance for indicating or recording something, particularly for keeping a check upon employees, as factory hands, watchmen, drivers, check takers, and the like, by revealing to their employers what they have done or omitted.
A thing that serves to disclose something or give information; a hint or indication.
disclosing unintentionally; "a telling smile"; "a telltale panel of lights"; "a telltale patch of oil on the water marked where the boat went down"
Keywords:  brakemen, bridge, warn, rod, pier
An arrangement consisting of long strips, as of rope, wire, or leather, hanging from a bar over railroad tracks, in such a position as to warn freight brakemen of their approach to a low overhead bridge.
A curtain-like signal consisting of lengths of chain or free-swinging rods suspended over the tracks to warn workers on the top of moving cars of an approaching low clearance such as a bridge or a tunnel entrance.
A strain indicator, usually comprised of a sleeved free-standing rod cast in place in a drilled pier or pile to measure relative movement between the anchored (embedded) tips of two or more rods or between the rod anchor and the top of the pier or pile.
someone who gossips indiscreetly
Keywords:  tattler, see
The tattler. See Tattler.
Keywords:  helmsman, breeze, sailors, crew, sail
A small line free to flow in the direction of the breeze. It is attached to sails, stays in the slot and in other areas, enabling the helmsman and crew to see how the wind is flowing. Proper use of the telltales can help sailors improve their sail trim.
a remote signaling device that can be triggered to blink or emit a sound, advising people in its vicinity of some event happening elsewhere
Keywords:  cabin, captain, compass, himself, thus
A compass in the cabin of a vessel, usually placed where the captain can see it at all hours, and thus inform himself of the vessel's course.
Keywords:  kiddy, mediated, easy, script, track
A small and easy-to-install program that will help keep track of script-kiddy-mediated changes to your system.
One who officiously communicates information of the private concerns of others; one who tells that which prudence should suppress.
Keywords:  tin, see
See Tin.