bajada

[buh-hah-duh]

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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Historical Examples of 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.


British Dictionary definitions for bajada

bajada

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 for bajada

C20: from Spanish bajar to go down
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