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noun Canadian (chiefly Ontario ).
  1. a backwater.
  2. a side-channel, especially one that later rejoins the main stream.
  3. a channel joining two rivers.
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Origin of snye

1810–20; probably < Canadian French chenail, chenal channel, French chenal, blend of Old French chanel, chenel channel1 and canal canal
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British Dictionary definitions for snye


  1. Canadian a side channel of a river
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Word Origin

from Canadian French chenail, from French chenal channel 1
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