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snye

[ snahy ]
/ snaɪ /
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noun Canadian (chiefly Ontario).

a backwater.
a side-channel, especially one that later rejoins the main stream.
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, chenelchannel1 and canalcanal
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British Dictionary definitions for snye

snye
/ (snaɪ) /

noun

Canadian a side channel of a river
from Canadian French chenail, from French chenal channel 1
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