weely

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Etymology[edit]

British dialect weel, weal, a wicker basket to catch eels; probably akin to willow, because made of willow twigs.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈwiːli/
  • (file)

Homophones: wheelie, wheely

Noun[edit]

weely (plural weelies)

  1. A kind of trap or snare for fish, made of twigs.
    • 1602, Richard Carew, Survey of Cornwall:
      They are taken generally, by a little Sayne net: specially the Eeles in weelies

References[edit]

weely in Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913.

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