- the washing away of soil, earth, rocks, etc. by a sudden, strong flow of water
- a hole or gap made by such washing away, as in a railroad bed
- Slang a complete failure
- a. Erosion of a relatively soft surface, such as a roadbed, by a sudden gush of water, as from a downpour or floods.b. A channel produced by such erosion.
- a. An event or action that fails, is canceled, or ends prematurely, often because of rainy weather.b. One who fails to measure up to a standard, especially one who fails a course of training or study.
- An appliance designed to wash something out.
- The cistern was fitted with washouts and air-valves.
- (biology, medicine) The cleaning of matter from a physiological system using a fluid.
- a bladder washout
- (meteorology) The action whereby falling rainwater clean particles from the air.
- A channel produced by the erosion of a relatively soft surface by a sudden gush of water.
- (colloquial) A disappointment or total failure; an unsuccessful person.
- As an actor, he was a complete washout, so he went back to accounting.
- A sporting fixture that could not be completed because of rain.
- The aerodynamic effect of a small twist in the shape of an aircraft wing
- To wash something out.
From the verb wash out.