wye

[ wahy ]
/ waɪ /

noun, plural wyes.

the letter Y, or something having a similar shape.
Electricity. a three-phase, Y-shaped circuit arrangement.
Railroads. a track arrangement with three switches and three legs for reversing the direction of a train.

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Origin of wye

First recorded in 1855–60; a spelling of the letter name

Definition for wye (2 of 2)

Wye
[ wahy ]
/ waɪ /

noun

a river flowing from central Wales through SW England into the Severn estuary. 130 miles (210 km) long.
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British Dictionary definitions for wye

Wye
/ (waɪ) /

noun

a river in E Wales and W England, rising in Powys and flowing southeast into Herefordshire, then south to the Severn estuary. Length: 210 km (130 miles)
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