- an alluvial plain formed at the base of a mountain by the coalescing of several alluvial fans.
Origin of bajada
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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Examples from the Web for bajada
Below the Bajada the height of the floods progressively declines.
During this first phase the curve of the Bajada is parallel (thirteen days later) to that of Posadas.
In 1827 the inhabitants of Bajada went there in such numbers that the town was half deserted.
- rugby Union a scrummaging technique, developed in Argentina, in which all eight forwards in a pack drive forward low and hard
C20: from Spanish bajar to go down
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