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or wash-in

[wosh-in, wawsh-]
noun Aeronautics.
  1. a warp in an airfoil that gives an increase in the angle of attack toward the tip.
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Origin of washin

First recorded in 1930–35; noun use of verb phrase wash in
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Examples from the Web for washin

Historical Examples of washin

  • 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'.

British Dictionary definitions for washin


  1. aeronautics an increase in the angle of attack of an aircraft wing towards the wing tip
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Word Origin for washin

C20: from wash (flow) + in
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