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snye

[snahy] /snaɪ/
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
1810-1820
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/
noun
1.
(Canadian) a side channel of a river
Word Origin
from Canadian French chenail, from French chenalchannel1
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