dry wash

  1. clothes, curtains, etc., washed and dried but not yet ironed.: Compare wet wash.

Origin of dry wash

First recorded in 1870–75

Words Nearby dry wash

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How to use dry wash in a sentence

  • Geronimo raced into the dry wash where the rest awaited him.

    The Story of Geronimo | James Arthur Kjelgaard
  • Already they were moving back through the rocks to a dry wash that ran through the valley.

    Brand Blotters | William MacLeod Raine
  • Ramona gave a startled cry and pointed an outstretched finger at some riders emerging from a dry wash.

    Oh, You Tex! | William Macleod Raine
  • When he returned to the dry wash he saw the tracks where the band had passed the evening before.

    When the West Was Young | Frederick R. Bechdolt
  • When he had examined the bits of rock he mounted his mule and struck out for the mouth of the dry wash.

    When the West Was Young | Frederick R. Bechdolt