dry wash
noun Date: 1872 West wash 1d

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  • dry wash — Wash Wash, n. 1. The act of washing; an ablution; a cleansing, wetting, or dashing with water; hence, a quantity, as of clothes, washed at once. [1913 Webster] 2. A piece of ground washed by the action of a sea or river, or sometimes covered and… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • dry wash — dry′ wash n. laundry that is washed and dried but not yet ironed Compare wet wash • Etymology: 1870–75 …   From formal English to slang

  • dry wash — ☆ dry wash n. a dry stream bed …   English World dictionary

  • dry-wash — dryˈ washˈ noun The bed of an intermittent stream • • • Main Entry: ↑dry …   Useful english dictionary

  • dry wash — noun the dry bed of an intermittent stream (as at the bottom of a canyon) • Syn: ↑wash • Regions: ↑West, ↑western United States • Hypernyms: ↑streambed, ↑creek bed * * * …   Useful english dictionary

  • dry wash —    (not preferred refer to wash)    A dry, ephemeral stream channel, especially in semiarid regions which only moves water in response to intense, infrequent precipitation.    Compare: arroyo.    SW …   Glossary of landform and geologic terms

  • dry wash — 1. clothes, curtains, etc., washed and dried but not yet ironed. Cf. wet wash. 2. wash (def. 46). [1870 75] * * * …   Universalium

  • Dry wash (disambiguation) — Dry wash can mean: Waterless car wash, a technique used to wash a vehicle without the use of water. Dry cleaning, any cleaning process for clothing and textiles using an organic solvent rather than water. Arroyo (creek), wadi, or similar dry… …   Wikipedia

  • Wash — Wash, n. 1. The act of washing; an ablution; a cleansing, wetting, or dashing with water; hence, a quantity, as of clothes, washed at once. [1913 Webster] 2. A piece of ground washed by the action of a sea or river, or sometimes covered and… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Wash ball — Wash Wash, n. 1. The act of washing; an ablution; a cleansing, wetting, or dashing with water; hence, a quantity, as of clothes, washed at once. [1913 Webster] 2. A piece of ground washed by the action of a sea or river, or sometimes covered and… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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