Definition of Dry wash

1. Noun. The dry bed of an intermittent stream (as at the bottom of a canyon).

Exact synonyms: Wash
Geographical relationships: West, Western United States
Generic synonyms: Creek Bed, Streambed

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Dry Wash

dry socket
dry spells
dry steering
dry sump
dry synovitis
dry tetter
dry ton
dry unit
dry up
dry vermouth
dry vomiting
dry wall
dry walling
dry wash (current term)
dry weight

Literary usage of Dry wash

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Sunset by Southern Pacific Company. Passenger Dept, Southern Pacific Company (1912)
"dry wash McFadden will beg, borrow or steal a team and a wagon, and later beg, borrow or steal a boat from the shores of Lundy lake, reporting here with the ..."

2. On the Trail of a Spanish Pioneer: The Diary and Itinerary of Francisco by Francisco Tomás Hermenegildo Garcés (1900)
"In fact, the arroyo sin agua of the text, oftener called arroyo seco or dry arroyo, is the one marked dry wash on some of our modern maps, though not shown ..."

3. Report by United States Board on Geographic Names, United States Geographic Board (1916)
"Dry; Wash, heading at southern base Mount Linnaeus and draining south into Butler ... Duckett; Ridge, east of dry wash and southeast of Mount Linnaeus, ..."

4. Transactions of the Kansas Academy of Science by Kansas Academy of Science (1922)
"These villages are all some distance northwest of a dry wash which comes down off of the mountain (Black mesa) past Crank's stone house and spreads out on ..."

5. Judicial and Statutory Definitions of Words and Phrases by West Publishing Company (1914)
"dry wash A natural depression In the ground, below a dam, is called a "dry wash." Howell v. Big Horn Basin Colonization Co., 81 Рас. 785, 786, 14 Wyo. ..."

6. Popular Mechanics Shop Notes (1911)
"1 and allow it to dry, then put on a coat of No. 2 and let that dry. Wash well with soap and water and allow to dry. Then apply another coat each of No. ..."

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