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adjective, wan·i·er, wan·i·est.
  1. wany(def 1).
  2. (of a timber) having a wane or wanes.
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Origin of waney

First recorded in 1655–65; wane + -y1
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Examples from the Web for waney

Historical Examples

  • About one-third of the boards of a log have rough edges, and are called "waney."

    Handwork in Wood

    William Noyes