[ 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.
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Origin of derecho
1885–90; <Spanish: straight <Old Spanish <Latin dīrēctus, dērēctus direct
Words nearby derecho
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Example sentences from the Web for derecho
The Midwest has had many derechos before, says Alan Czarnetzki, a meteorologist at the University of Northern Iowa in Cedar Falls.What’s behind August 2020’s extreme weather? Climate change and bad luck|Carolyn Gramling|August 27, 2020|Science News
The derecho de consumo (the internal or consumption duty) is an impost averaging nearly twenty per cent.