blackwash

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

black +‎ wash

Noun[edit]

blackwash (plural blackwashes)

  1. (slang, New Zealand) a whitewash victory for any New Zealand national sporting team (also known as a blackout)
  2. (slang, cricket) a whitewash victory for the West Indies cricket team. Started in the 1984–86 "Blackwash" series of the West Indian cricket team in England in 1984.
  3. (medicine) A lotion made by mixing calomel and limewater.
  4. (slang, mining) public campaigns and advertising funded by the coal industry to draw attention away from environmentally unsustainable practices or to justify exclusion from carbon taxes.

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