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washin

or wash-in

[wosh-in, wawsh-] /ˈwɒʃˌɪn, ˈwɔʃ-/
noun, Aeronautics.
1.
a warp in an airfoil that gives an increase in the angle of attack toward the tip.
Compare washout (def 3).
Origin of washin
1930-1935
First recorded in 1930-35; noun use of verb phrase wash in
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  • I reckon I'll have to do some washin' myself, though, before I feel satisfied there ain't.

    Good Indian B. M. Bower
  • All there seems to be to this job of mine just now is washin' dishes.

    The Woman-Haters Joseph C. Lincoln
  • I've settled the baker, the milk, the washin' an' the groceries—this 'ere's what's left.

  • She's takin' washin' in fur the boarders an' makin' money out of it.

    Janet of the Dunes

    Harriet T. Comstock
  • Lemme git to my washin', honey, befo' I disgrace my mo'nin'.

  • "A feller can't be washin' his face all the time," said Dick.

    The Telegraph Boy Horatio Alger, Jr.
  • He aye has a washin' an' a groomin' to mak' 'im fit for the Sabbath.

    Greyfriars Bobby Eleanor Atkinson
  • "We'll gie 'im 'is washin' an' combin' the nicht," they volunteered, eagerly.

    Greyfriars Bobby Eleanor Atkinson
  • And he was throwin' things into the skillet and callin' to the girl who was washin' dishes.

    Mitch Miller Edgar Lee Masters
  • When I got to his house, no one was there but a woman doin' the washin'.

    Mitch Miller Edgar Lee Masters
British Dictionary definitions for washin

washin

/ˈwɒʃɪn/
noun
1.
(aeronautics) an increase in the angle of attack of an aircraft wing towards the wing tip
Word Origin
C20: from wash (flow) + in
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