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
Glover has superior stuff — a triple-digit fastball and a ridiculous wipeout slider that can sit in the mid-90s.
Apple, which has nearly created several markets in the last decade (iPod, iTunes, iPad), needs to keep its eye on the next new thing rather than surfing its current product line into a wipeout.
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First Known Use of wipeout
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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