[ duh-rey-choh ]
/ dəˈreɪ tʃoʊ /
noun, plural de·re·chos.
a widespread and severe windstorm that moves rapidly along a fairly straight path and is associated with bands of rapidly moving thunderstorms.
Origin of derecho
1885–90; < Spanish: straight < Old Spanish < Latin dīrēctus, dērēctus direct
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Examples from the Web for derecho
The derecho de consumo (the internal or consumption duty) is an impost averaging nearly twenty per cent.