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a. The act or an instance of wiping out.
b. Complete destruction.
2. Sports A fall, as from a surfboard or bicycle.


or wipe′-out`,

1. destruction, annihilation, or murder.
2. a fall from a surfboard.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.wipeout - an event (or the result of an event) that completely destroys somethingwipeout - an event (or the result of an event) that completely destroys something
conclusion, ending, finish - event whose occurrence ends something; "his death marked the ending of an era"; "when these final episodes are broadcast it will be the finish of the show"
annihilation, disintegration - total destruction; "bomb tests resulted in the annihilation of the atoll"
eradication, obliteration - the complete destruction of every trace of something
ravage, depredation - (usually plural) a destructive action; "the ravages of time"; "the depredations of age and disease"
razing, wrecking - the event of a structure being completely demolished and leveled
ruination, ruin - an event that results in destruction
wrack, rack - the destruction or collapse of something; "wrack and ruin"
2.wipeout - a spill in some sport (as a fall from a bicycle or while skiing or being capsized on a surfboard)wipeout - a spill in some sport (as a fall from a bicycle or while skiing or being capsized on a surfboard)
fall, tumble, spill - a sudden drop from an upright position; "he had a nasty spill on the ice"
athletics, sport - an active diversion requiring physical exertion and competition
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