Definitions of washout:
- noun: the erosive process of washing away soil or gravel by water (as from a roadway)
Example: "From the house they watched the washout of their newly seeded lawn by the water"
- noun: the channel or break produced by erosion of relatively soft soil by water
Example: "It was several days after the storm before they could repair the washout and open the road"
- noun: someone who is unsuccessful
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