- (chiefly in southwest U.S.) a small steep-sided watercourse or gulch with a nearly flat floor: usually dry except after heavy rains.
Origin of arroyo
Examples from the Web for arroyo
Historical Examples of arroyo
He was beside her again before she had reached the bed of the arroyo.
Slade sent one of his men springing up the side of the arroyo.
Quickly he swung his horse to the left and vanished into an arroyo.Oh, You Tex!
William Macleod Raine
They left the road and struck across country toward the arroyo.
The three riders had plunged into the depths of the arroyo and were out on the other 299 side.
- a steep-sided stream bed that is usually dry except after heavy rain
Word Origin for arroyo
- Gloria Macapagal. born 1947, Filipino stateswoman; vice-president of the Philippines (1998–2001); president (2001–10)
- A small, deep gully or channel of an ephemeral stream. Arroyos usually have relatively flat floors and are flanked by steep sides consisting of unconsolidated sediments. They are usually dry except after heavy rainfall.