Definitions

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. Expert or knowledgeable in finding or keeping the way; knowing the way or route.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Skillful in finding the way; well acquainted with the way or route; wise from having traveled.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Expert in finding or keeping the way; knowing the way or route.

Etymologies

From way +‎ wise. Compare also waywitty, waywiser. (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • As a matter of fact no boat could help being steady and way-wise under their instant direction and companionship.

    Along Shore

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