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bajada

[buh-hah-duh] /bəˈhɑ də/
noun
1.
an alluvial plain formed at the base of a mountain by the coalescing of several alluvial fans.
Origin of bajada
1865-1870
1865-70, Americanism; < Spanish: slope, swoop, orig. feminine past participle of bajar to descend < Vulgar Latin *bassiāre, derivative of Late Latin bassus short, low
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Historical Examples
  • Below the bajada the height of the floods progressively declines.

    The Argentine Republic

    Pierre Denis
  • During this first phase the curve of the bajada is parallel (thirteen days later) to that of Posadas.

    The Argentine Republic

    Pierre Denis
  • In 1827 the inhabitants of bajada went there in such numbers that the town was half deserted.

    The Argentine Republic

    Pierre Denis
British Dictionary definitions for bajada

bajada

/baˈxada/
noun
1.
(rugby Union) a scrummaging technique, developed in Argentina, in which all eight forwards in a pack drive forward low and hard
Word Origin
C20: from Spanish bajar to go down
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