noun Canadian (chiefly Ontario ).

a backwater.
a side-channel, especially one that later rejoins the main stream.
a channel joining two rivers.

Origin of snye

1810–20; probably < Canadian French chenail, chenal channel, French chenal, blend of Old French chanel, chenel channel1 and canal canal Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

British Dictionary definitions for snye



Canadian a side channel of a river

Word Origin for snye

from Canadian French chenail, from French chenal channel 1
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