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wye 1

Pronunciation: /wʌɪ/

noun

1North American A triangle of railway track used for turning locomotives or trains.
Example sentences
  • Today the goal is to re-lay 4 kilometers of track to reach the wye at this point.
  • There are also ten secondary tracks used for minor repairs, a train-wash, and a loop track and a wye.
  • This facility was first located off Markham Road on the south side of Oshawa Sub. mainline with a wye into it.
2(In plumbing) a short pipe with a branch joining it at an acute angle.
Example sentences
  • We suspect that the 90 [degrees], three-way connector between the ETT and the wye trapped aerosolized particles.
  • Pipe wyes are used to to allow one pipe to join another pipe at some degree or angle.
  • As the name suggests, the pipe wyes are Y-shaped pipe fitting devices.

Origin

Mid 19th century: the letter Y represented as a word.

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Wye 2

Pronunciation: /wʌɪ/
A river which rises in the mountains of western Wales and flows 208 km (132 miles) generally south-eastwards, entering the Severn estuary at Chepstow. In its lower reaches it forms part of the border between Wales and England.

Words that rhyme with Wye

ally, Altai, apply, assai, awry, ay, aye, Baha'i, belie, bi, Bligh, buy, by, bye, bye-bye, chi, Chiangmai, Ciskei, comply, cry, Cy, Dai, defy, deny, Di, die, do-or-die, dry, Dubai, dye, espy, eye, fie, fly, forbye, fry, Frye, goodbye (US goodby), guy, hereby, hi, hie, high, I, imply, I-spy, July, kai, lie, lye, Mackay, misapply, my, nearby, nigh, Nye, outfly, passer-by, phi, pi, pie, ply, pry, psi, Qinghai, rai, rely, rocaille, rye, scry, serai, shanghai, shy, sigh, sky, Skye, sky-high, sly, spin-dry, spry, spy, sty, Sukhotai, supply, Tai, Thai, thereby, thigh, thy, tie, Transkei, try, tumble-dry, underlie, Versailles, Vi, vie, whereby, why, wry, xi, Xingtai, Yantai

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