Tye \Tye\, n. 1. A knot; a tie. [R.] See {Tie}. [1913 Webster] 2. (Naut.) A chain or rope, one end of which passes through the mast, and is made fast to the center of a yard; the other end is attached to a tackle, by means of which the yard is hoisted or lowered. [1913 Webster] 3. (Mining) A trough for washing ores. --Knight. [1913 Webster]