- a steep-walled ravine or gorge.
- a gully with steep sides; arroyo.
Origin of barranca
Examples from the Web for barranca
Historical Examples of barranca
This was, no doubt, a channel by which the stream escaped from the barranca.The Desert Home
These were placed conspicuously in front, upon the very brow of the barranca.The Scalp Hunters
As soon as day broke they remounted, and continued on along the edge of the barranca.The Boy Hunters
Captain Mayne Reid
I walked forward to the edge of the barranca, and looked over.
The next question that arose was, how I was to get across the barranca.
- Southwestern US a ravine or precipice