vee

noun
\ ˈvē How to pronounce vee (audio) \

Definition of vee

1 : the letter v
2 : something shaped like the letter V

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Most new turbocharged V-6s or V-8s are a hot-vee design—Mercedes-Benz, BMW, and even Ford’s 6.7-liter Power Stroke diesel. Ezra Dyer, Popular Mechanics, "Lake X: Mercury Marine's Secret Boat Testing Site," 27 Dec. 2018 Supercharged V-8s put their blowers in the vee of the block, close to the intake valves. Ezra Dyer, Popular Mechanics, "Lake X: Mercury Marine's Secret Boat Testing Site," 27 Dec. 2018 Its hot-vee 4.4-liter V-8 still nestles a pair of twin-scroll turbochargers between its cylinder banks, pumping out a heady 567 horses at 6500 rpm and 553 lb-ft of torque at just 2200. Mike Sutton, Car and Driver, "2017 BMW X5 M," 26 July 2017 One is a demonstration project to restore 600 acres of wetlands in the Golden Triangle, the wetlands in the northwestern corner of Lake Borgne where the Mississippi River-Gulf Outlet and the Gulf Intracoastal Waterway form a vee. Mark Schleifstein, NOLA.com, "Coast authority focuses on paying $3 billion New Orleans area levee debt," 19 July 2017 The student's legs were spread in a wide vee, knee-high red rubber boots speckled with sand. Lynn Ischay, cleveland.com, "Laurel School students dig archeology (photos)," 17 June 2017 Kratochvilova (KRA-toke-vee-lova) is 66 now, a pensioner and a youth coach here in rural Bohemia, about 65 miles southeast of Prague. JerÉ Longman, New York Times, "Track’s Most Resilient (and Suspect) Record Is in Danger," 15 June 2017 Other cases, like the airfoils that sweep back to a vee and carry our fighter jets to supersonic speeds, could only have come from trial-and-error arms races. Nick Stockton, WIRED, "Shape-Shifting Wings, From Soviet War Planes to Top Gun’s Tomcat," 22 July 2014

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First Known Use of vee

circa 1818, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of vee was circa 1818

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Medical Definition of VEE

Venezuelan equine encephalitis; Venezuelan equine encephalomyelitis

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