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siglas poveiras f pl (plural only)

  1. a protowriting system used in Póvoa de Varzim, Portugal, to identify families, fishing boats or ownership, as house marks, and for mystical purposes
    • 1987, José Maria Ventura, A busca, Caminho, page 64:
      Todos estes barcos ostentam divisas ou siglas (1), diferentes, contudo, das siglas poveiras.
      However, all these boats have symbols that are different from the siglas poveiras.