noun, plural bar·ran·cas [buh-rang-kuh z; Spanish bahr-rahng-kahs] /bəˈræŋ kəz; Spanish bɑrˈrɑŋ kɑs/.
Origin of barranca
Examples from the Web for barranca
It had been done in that terrible leap upon the rocky bed of the barranca.
We scrambled up the other side of the barranca and soon reached a small tableland on which stands the village of Chich.A Glimpse at Guatemala|Anne Cary Maudslay
Our captors now divided themselves into two parties, and started up the barranca, taking opposite sides.
At sundown we reached the head of the Barranca del Oro, a vast cleft that traversed the plain leading down to the deserted mine.
When my eyes first rested upon the brute, he was just emerging out of the barranca at the very spot where I had climbed up myself.