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[wosh-in, wawsh-] /ˈwɒʃˌɪn, ˈwɔʃ-/
noun, Aeronautics.
a warp in an airfoil that gives an increase in the angle of attack toward the tip.
Compare washout (def 3).
Origin of washin
First recorded in 1930-35; noun use of verb phrase wash in Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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Examples from the Web for washin
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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


(aeronautics) an increase in the angle of attack of an aircraft wing towards the wing tip
Word Origin
C20: from wash (flow) + in
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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