washout

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washout

1. Geology
a. erosion of the earth's surface by the action of running water
b. a narrow channel produced by this erosion
2. Aeronautics a decrease in the angle of attack of an aircraft wing towards the wing tip

washout

[′wäsh‚au̇t]
(engineering)
An overlarge well bore caused by the solvent and erosional action of drilling fluid.
A fluid-cut opening resulting from leaking fluid.
(mining engineering)
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