withe /ˈwɪθ, ˈwɪð, ˈwaɪð/
Withe n. [Written also with.]
1. A flexible, slender twig or branch used as a band; a willow or osier twig; a withy.
2. A band consisting of a twig twisted.
3. Naut. An iron attachment on one end of a mast or boom, with a ring, through which another mast or boom is rigged out and secured; a wythe.
4. Arch. A partition between flues in a chimney.
Withe, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Withed p. pr. & vb. n. Withing.] To bind or fasten with withes.
You shall see him withed, and haltered, and staked, and baited to death. --Bp. Hall.
n 1: band or rope made of twisted twigs or stems
2: strong flexible twig [syn: withy]