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Washout   /wˈɑʃˌaʊt/   Listen
Washout

noun
1.
The channel or break produced by erosion of relatively soft soil by water.
2.
The erosive process of washing away soil or gravel by water (as from a roadway).  Synonym: wash.
3.
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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