Definition of wipeout
1 : the act or an instance of wiping out : complete or utter destruction
2 : a fall or crash caused usually by losing control
3 : a total or decisive defeat : drubbing
Examples of wipeout in a Sentence
The surfer had a nasty wipeout.
Recent Examples of wipeout from the Web
Jesen Therrien, a hardthrowing righthander with a wipeout slider, moved earlier this month to triple A after dominating at double A.
Republicans staved off what the press would have portrayed as a catastrophe and portent of a GOP wipeout in next year’s midterm elections.
This time around, the Socialists and their allies were on course for about 40 seats, a near-wipeout.
So his wipeout stuff was wiped out in his third start.
J.B. Bukauskas, RHP, North Carolina A dynamic strikeout artist, Bukauskas has been dominant for UNC, showcasing a 92- to 96-mph fastball and a wipeout slider.
Glover has superior stuff — a triple-digit fastball and a ridiculous wipeout slider that can sit in the mid-90s.
To ride these waves is a once-in-a-lifetime experience, but to fail is to risk a truly horrific wipeout.
For starters: Gray’s wipeout slider was missing from action Saturday, so why was the big right-hander all smiles after his two innings of work?
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WIPEOUT Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of wipeout for English Language Learners
: a sudden, violent fall by someone who is riding a bicycle, surfing, skiing, etc.
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