Tye\, n. 1. A knot; a tie. [R.] See Tie.

2. (Naut.) A chain or rope, one end of which passes through the mast, and is made fast to the center of a yard; the other end is attached to a tackle, by means of which the yard is hoisted or lowered.

3. (Mining) A trough for washing ores. --Knight.
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