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bajada

[ buh-hah-duh ]
/ bəˈhɑ də /
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noun

an alluvial plain formed at the base of a mountain by the coalescing of several alluvial fans.

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Origin of bajada

1865–70, Americanism;<Spanish: slope, swoop, originally feminine past participle of bajar to descend <Vulgar Latin *bassiāre, derivative of Late Latin bassus short, low
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Example sentences from the Web for bajada

  • After twenty miles appeared La Bajada Hill, crossing the trail at right angles.

  • Below the Bajada the height of the floods progressively declines.

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

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

British Dictionary definitions for bajada

bajada
/ Spanish (baˈxada) /

noun

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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