- the letter Y, or something having a similar shape.
- Electricity. a three-phase, Y-shaped circuit arrangement.
- Railroads. a track arrangement with three switches and three legs for reversing the direction of a train.
Origin of wye
First recorded in 1855–60; a spelling of the letter name
- 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
Although Clinton got Netanyahu to sign the 1998 Wye River Memorandum, for instance, he could not make Netanyahu implement it.Obama Won’t Pressure Israel If He Wins Second Term
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In 1998 he negotiated the Wye River Plantation with Yasser Arafat who he later called “his friend.”Netanyahu is Our Man
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"Keep straight as a' arrow and you can't lose your wye," she said.The Woman Thou Gavest Me
And she remembered that farewell down by the banks of the Wye.The Prime Minister</p>
"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
- 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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