[ duh-rey-choh ]


, plural de·re·chos.
  1. a widespread and severe windstorm that moves rapidly along a fairly straight path and is associated with bands of rapidly moving thunderstorms.

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Word History and Origins

Origin of derecho1

1885–90; < Spanish: straight < Old Spanish < Latin dīrēctus, dērēctus direct ( def )
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Example Sentences

The massive storm system, known as a derecho, sent tornadoes into Minnesota, Iowa, and Nebraska, and left more than 500,000 households without power.

These storms have produced straight-line winds of 85 to 100 mph across a large area and qualify as a derecho that extends into Minnesota and eventually Wisconsin and Illinois.

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The fiercest, on the afternoon of the 25th, has been described as a tornado or hurricane, and it might have been a derecho, for it ripped off the roofs of houses and helped squelch the fires in the city.

The Midwest has had many derechos before, says Alan Czarnetzki, a meteorologist at the University of Northern Iowa in Cedar Falls.

Some anticipated effects of climate change, such as warming at the planet’s surface, could increase the likelihood of more and stronger derechos by increasing atmospheric instability.

The derecho de consumo (the internal or consumption duty) is an impost averaging nearly twenty per cent.

Los unos y las otras entran, como se dice, libres de derecho.

Algunos pases todava imponen a los educandos un derecho pecuniario que se paga al recibir la matrcula.

Asegure el pas al continente la justicia de su derecho y de su espada.

No s que haya ctedra alguna de derecho pblico, de fsica esperimental, de anatoma y botnica.