- a metal loop attached to tack, for fastening gear: to hang wire cutters from a dee on a saddle.
- Physics. a hollow electrode for accelerating particles in a cyclotron.
Origin of dee
First recorded in 1785–95; so called from its shape, which resembles the letter D
- John,1527–1608, English mathematician and astrologer.
- a river in NE Scotland, flowing E into the North Sea at Aberdeen. 90 miles (145 km) long.
- a river in N Wales and W England, flowing E and N into the Irish Sea. About 70 miles (110 km) long.
- a male or female given name.
- great, wonderful.
Origin of dece
shortening of decent
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Examples from the Web for dees
"All spoke for but dees wan," says Joe, fishing out one of the lot.Torchy As A Pa
Mudder Micmac, fadder wild Frinchman come to dees lakeshore.Nan Sherwood at Pine Camp
Annie Roe Carr
"Dees leg must come off," said Dr. Saugrain, the army surgeon.The Conquest
Eva Emery Dye
In truth, he doesn't half believe in Dees—the wren being to blame.
When you said to him, 'but is Father Dees still a prisoner, if one may ask?'
- a Scot word for die 1
- a river in N Wales and NW England, rising in S Gwynedd and flowing east and north to the Irish Sea. Length: about 112 km (70 miles)
- a river in NE Scotland, rising in the Cairngorms and flowing east to the North Sea. Length: about 140 km (87 miles)
- a river in S Scotland, flowing south to the Solway Firth. Length: about 80 km (50 miles)
- John. 1527–1608, English mathematician, astrologer, and magician: best known for his preface (1570) to the first edition of Euclid in English
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