- Southwestern U.S. a ravine.
- a brook.
Origin of quebrada
1825–35; < Spanish, noun use of feminine past participle of quebrar to break ≪ Latin crepāre to clatter, crack, rattle
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Examples from the Web for quebrada
It was this narrow gorge which was known as the Quebrada del Coyote.The Indian Chief
He himself was in sore doubt as to the identity of the quebrada which they were following.Carmen Ariza
Charles Francis Stocking
“It was there I left him,” said Carmen, pointing to a quebrada some ten miles away.Mr. Fortescue
The water of the quebrada is never sufficiently abundant to irrigate the whole of the cone of the torrent.
They then built a stone dam at the outlet of the quebrada, and the water accumulates behind this during the night.