Meaning of withe

withe

Pronunciation: (with, wi, wī), [key]
— n., v., withed, with•ing.
—n.
  1. a willow twig or osier.
  2. any tough, flexible twig or stem suitable for binding things together.
  3. an elastic handle for a tool, to lessen shock occurring in use.
  4. a partition dividing flues of a chimney.
—v.t.
  1. to bind with withes.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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