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[key-brah-duh] /keɪˈbrɑ də/
Southwestern U.S. a ravine.
a brook.
Origin of quebrada
1825-35; < Spanish, noun use of feminine past participle of quebrar to break ≪ Latin crepāre to clatter, crack, rattle Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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  • It was this narrow gorge which was known as the quebrada del Coyote.

    The Indian Chief Gustave Aimard
  • He himself was in sore doubt as to the identity of the quebrada which they were following.

    Carmen Ariza Charles Francis Stocking
  • “It was there I left him,” said Carmen, pointing to a quebrada some ten miles away.

    Mr. Fortescue

    William Westall
  • The water of the quebrada is never sufficiently abundant to irrigate the whole of the cone of the torrent.

    The Argentine Republic

    Pierre Denis
  • They then built a stone dam at the outlet of the quebrada, and the water accumulates behind this during the night.

    The Argentine Republic

    Pierre Denis
  • They traversed the bridge of lianas thrown over the quebrada at a great height, and entered the Pyramid on the right.

    Stronghand Gustave Aimard
  • He was confident that no picket would be placed: the salteadores considering themselves safe, after having crossed the quebrada.

    The Bandolero Mayne Reid
  • Sometimes a quebrada is several hundreds of feet in width, and of a depth so appalling as to unnerve the most hardy mountaineer.

    Harry Escombe Harry Collingwood
  • Have you forgotten that I ordered you to measure very carefully the quebrada this morning, before doing anything else?

    Harry Escombe Harry Collingwood
  • Opposed to the valle is the eroded ravine, carved out by water, the quebrada.

    The Argentine Republic

    Pierre Denis

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