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wye

[wahy]
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noun, plural wyes.
  1. the letter Y, or something having a similar shape.
  2. Electricity. a three-phase, Y-shaped circuit arrangement.
  3. Railroads. a track arrangement with three switches and three legs for reversing the direction of a train.
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Origin of wye

First recorded in 1855–60; a spelling of the letter name

Wye

[wahy]
noun
  1. a river flowing from central Wales through SW England into the Severn estuary. 130 miles (210 km) long.
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Examples from the Web for wye

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  • "Keep straight as a' arrow and you can't lose your wye," she said.

  • And she remembered that farewell down by the banks of the Wye.

    The Prime Minister

    Anthony Trollope

  • "Kind of size you up," added Mr. Jarley of Wye, raising his eyes.

  • "That's right," said Mr. Jarley of Wye, with a decided emphasis.

  • But was he no' in the Shepherds, or the Oddfellows, or the Masons, or onything that wye?

    Erchie

    (AKA Hugh Foulis) Neil Munro


British Dictionary definitions for wye

Wye

noun
  1. a river in E Wales and W England, rising in Powys and flowing southeast into Herefordshire, then south to the Severn estuary. Length: 210 km (130 miles)
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