[ wey-nee ]

adjective,wan·i·er, wan·i·est.
  1. (of a timber) having a wane or wanes.

Origin of waney

First recorded in 1655–65; wane + -y1

Words Nearby waney

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How to use waney in a sentence

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

    Handwork in Wood | William Noyes