noun Chiefly Southwestern U.S.

a hill or ridge having a broad top.

Origin of loma

1840–50, Americanism; < Spanish, akin to lomo back, ridge, loin
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Contemporary Examples of loma

  • A few minutes later, the two injured officers were flown by helicopter out of the area to Loma Linda University Medical Center.

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    How Christopher Dorner Went Down

    Christine Pelisek

    February 14, 2013

  • On Oct. 17, 1989, the Loma Prieta earthquake struck while Lewis sat behind the bars of his prison cell.

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    Who Murdered a California Hero?

    Tim McGirk

    June 15, 2010

Historical Examples of loma

  • The Loma Prieta earthquake of 1989 demonstrated a wide range of effects.


    Kaye M. Shedlock

  • From the top of the Loma de Candela, a beautiful view of the valley below spreads out towards the south.

    The History of Cuba, vol. 5

    Willis Fletcher Johnson

  • At Loma Prieta the earthquake caused a mine house to slip down the side of a mountain, ten men being buried in the ruins.

  • A few days later, in an amethyst sea, off the green slopes of Loma point, the Renown cast anchor.

  • The royal army is ready for action, and the patriots occupy the heights of Loma Blanca, overlooking the plains of the Maip.