washout
1. [ noun ] (geology) the erosive process of washing away soil or gravel by water (as from a roadway)
Synonyms: wash
Examples:

"from the house they watched the washout of their newly seeded lawn by the water"

Related terms: soil_erosion rain-wash wash_out
2. [ noun ] the channel or break produced by erosion of relatively soft soil by water
Examples:

"it was several days after the storm before they could repair the washout and open the road"

Related terms: groove
3. [ noun ] (informal) someone who is unsuccessful
Synonyms: dud flop
Related terms: loser colloquialism
Similar spelling:   wash_out
  waist