the channel or break produced by erosion of relatively soft soil by water;
"it was several days after the storm before they could repair the washout and open the road"
the erosive process of washing away soil or gravel by water (as from a roadway);
"from the house they watched the washout of their newly seeded lawn by the water"
someone who is unsuccessful
- The graduation party was a washout because of the big storm.
- The rock concert was a washout.
The road was pure sand and treacherous with spring washouts.出自： S. Burnford