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or wash-in

[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. 2017.
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  • Here we is sleepin way fom home, leavin our wives an our expenses uh bode an washin.

    Dixie After the War Myrta Lockett Avary
  • When I got to his house, no one was there but a woman doin' the washin'.

    Mitch Miller Edgar Lee Masters
  • I'll show you which room you're to have so'st you can unpack your things, an' while you're washin' up I'll get you some breakfast.

    Flood Tide Sara Ware Bassett
  • All there seems to be to this job of mine just now is washin' dishes.

    The Woman-Haters Joseph C. Lincoln
  • He aye has a washin' an' a groomin' to mak' 'im fit for the Sabbath.

    Greyfriars Bobby Eleanor Atkinson
  • I've settled the baker, the milk, the washin' an' the groceries—this 'ere's what's left.

  • But he told 'em, too, that there was a lot o' the other placers around wi' no one washin' 'em.

    The Boy With the U.S. Miners Francis Rolt-Wheeler
  • "A feller can't be washin' his face all the time," said Dick.

    The Telegraph Boy Horatio Alger, Jr.
  • But Tammy's hauded 'im for Maister Brown, an' he says it's sonsie to gie the bonny wee a washin'.

    Greyfriars Bobby Eleanor Atkinson
  • It'll keep the water from washin' stones down into the nozzle and blockin' it.

    Indian and Scout F. S. Brereton
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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