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Washout   /wˈɑʃˌaʊt/   Listen

The channel or break produced by erosion of relatively soft soil by water.
The erosive process of washing away soil or gravel by water (as from a roadway).  Synonym: wash.
Someone who is unsuccessful.  Synonyms: dud, flop.

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"Washout" Quotes from Famous Books

... the brink of a steep washout at the upper edge of one of the benches on the mountain side just below where the abrupt slope began. They were alongside a little gully with sheer walls. I rode my horse to within forty yards of them, one of them occasionally looking up and at once continuing to feed. Then they moved ...
— American Big Game in Its Haunts • Various

... a map of these thoroughfares showing each washout and just where each lamp is located. You can organize your patrols this afternoon and start to-night. I think the storm will be somewhat abated by that time. It is letting up a little now. Good-day and ...
— The Boy Scout Fire Fighters • Irving Crump

Words linked to "Washout" :   flop, unsuccessful person, wash out, nonstarter, loser, groove, failure, soil erosion, colloquialism, channel, rain-wash

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