sipe

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old English sipian , related to seep.

  • around 888 AD, K Aelfred, translation of Boethius, Chapter 33, para.5 ,
"Seo eore hit helt & be sumum dæle swil, & for am sype heo bi eleht."

Noun[edit]

sipe (plural sipes)

  1. (US) Slit in a tire to drain away surface water and improve traction.
  2. (UK, dialect) A drain.

Verb[edit]

sipe (third-person singular simple present sipes, present participle siping, simple past and past participle siped)

  1. (US) To cut grooves in tires.
  2. (intransitive, UK) To drain, to filter through peat or reeds; to seep.

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