dry wash


Definition of dry wash

Western US

Examples of dry wash in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web 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, "Ancient aqueducts in Oman imperiled by modern wells and climate change," 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, "Growing up in the Dyer Home Means Learning How to Boot and Rally," 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, "Ancient aqueducts in Oman imperiled by modern wells and climate change," 28 Nov. 2019

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First Known Use of dry wash

1872, in the meaning defined above

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“Dry wash.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/dry%20wash. Accessed 20 Jan. 2021.

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