dry wash


Definition of dry wash

Western US

Examples of dry wash in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Piles of coal blacken the hillsides leading into this former mining town and stain the red earth in the arroyo, a dry wash that runs between rows of old miners’ cabins. Washington Post, 9 Jan. 2022 In the village of Al Jaylah, a falaj cuts through a dry wash and splits into canals that nourish date palms, lemons, bananas, mangoes, and fields of hay and grass for goats and cows. Ian James, azcentral, 28 Nov. 2019 That's carlike, too, but a Civic isn't going to be nearly as comfortable dropping into a dry wash at 60 mph. Ezra Dyer, Car and Driver, 9 Feb. 2020 Al-Hawasi came to a spot beside a dry wash where the aqueduct snakes downhill as a covered channel. Ian James, azcentral, 28 Nov. 2019

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First Known Use of dry wash

1872, in the meaning defined above

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15 Jan 2022

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“Dry wash.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/dry%20wash. Accessed 21 Jan. 2022.

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