Washable to Wasteness

(Wash"a*ble) a. Capable of being washed without damage to fabric or color.

(Wash"board`) n.

1. A fluted, or ribbed, board on which clothes are rubbed in washing them.

2. A board running round, and serving as a facing for, the walls of a room, next to the floor; a mopboard.

3. (Naut.) A broad, thin plank, fixed along the gunwale of boat to keep the sea from breaking inboard; also, a plank on the sill of a lower deck port, for the same purpose; — called also wasteboard. Mar. Dict.

(Wash"bowl`) n. A basin, or bowl, to hold water for washing one's hands, face, etc.

(Wash"dish`) n.

1. A washbowl.

2. (Zoöl.) Same as Washerwoman, 2. [Prov. Eng.]

(Washed) a. (Zoöl.) Appearing as if overlaid with a thin layer of different color; — said of the colors of certain birds and insects.

(Wash"en) obs. p. p. of Wash. Chaucer.

(Wash"er) n. [AS. wæscere.]

1. One who, or that which, washes.

2. A ring of metal, leather, or other material, or a perforated plate, used for various purposes, as around a bolt or screw to form a seat for the head or nut, or around a wagon axle to prevent endwise motion of the hub of the wheel and relieve friction, or in a joint to form a packing, etc.

3. (Plumbing) A fitting, usually having a plug, applied to a cistern, tub, sink, or the like, and forming the outlet opening.

4. (Zoöl.) The common raccoon.

5. (Zoöl.) Same as Washerwoman, 2. [Prov. Eng.]

(Wash"er*man) n.; pl. Washermen A man who washes clothes, esp. for hire, or for others.

(Wash"er*wom`an) n.; pl. Washerwomen

1. A woman who washes clothes, especially for hire, or for others.

2. (Zoöl.) The pied wagtail; — so called in allusion to its beating the water with its tail while tripping along the leaves of water plants. [Prov. Eng.]

(Wash"house`) n. An outbuilding for washing, esp. one for washing clothes; a laundry.

(Wash"i*ness) n. The quality or state of being washy, watery, or weak.

(Wash"ing), n.

1. The act of one who washes; the act of cleansing with water; ablution.

2. The clothes washed, esp. at one time; a wash.

  By PanEris using Melati.

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