snye

snye

[snahy]
noun Canadian (chiefly Ontario) .
1.
a backwater.
2.
a side-channel, especially one that later rejoins the main stream.
3.
a channel joining two rivers.

Origin:
1810–20; probably < Canadian French chenail, chenal channel, French chenal, blend of Old French chanel, chenel channel1 and canal canal

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snye (snaɪ)
 
n
(Canadian) a side channel of a river
 
[from Canadian French chenail, from French chenalchannel1]

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