adjective, wan·i·er, wan·i·est.

(of a timber) having a wane or wanes.

Nearby words

  1. wandoo,
  2. wandorobo,
  3. wandsman,
  4. wandsworth,
  5. wane,
  6. wang,
  7. wang an shi,
  8. wang ching-wei,
  9. wang jing wei,
  10. wang yang-ming

Origin of waney

First recorded in 1655–65; wane + -y1

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Examples from the Web for waney

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

    Handwork in Wood|William Noyes