a chain of hills or mountains, the peaks of which suggest the teeth of a saw.
any of several Spanish mackerels of the genus Scomberomorus, especially S. sierra, found in western North America.
a word used in communications to represent the letter S.
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How to use sierra in a sentence
I remember my first ride, at Sand Canyon in the eastern sierra.
Dynetics, which is partnering with the sierra Nevada Corp, received $253 million, and SpaceX won $135 million.Elon Musk’s SpaceX wins contract to develop spacecraft to land astronauts on the moon | Christian Davenport | April 16, 2021 | Washington Post
With only 48 hours to explore in this vast swath of the sierra Nevada, Ave and I hatched a plan to day hike as much of the park as we could, as fast as we could.
Father José Julián was shot and wounded driving in a car through the sierra of Ajuchitán.
People on the streets of Havana cheered and celebrated the return of fighters from the sierra Maestra.
Chernon Bah, co-founder of A World at School, was alarmed by what she witnessed recently in sierra Leone.
In Liberia, the number is just over 54 percent—sierra Leone, 67 percent.
And now, sierra Leoneans will face jail time if caught burying Ebola victims.Jail Threats for Sierra Leone Ebola Victims’ Families | Abby Haglage | December 10, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
My father, who is dead, kept a hotel at sierra Leone, and he knew the ways of the—half-castes.With Edged Tools | Henry Seton Merriman
Away to the east a group of eruptive mountains are seen—the sierra La Sal.
But it is quite possibly for ahuitzil, dwellers in the sierra.The Maya Chronicles | Various
The effect of the poem on sierra Flat was remarkable and unprecedented.Mrs. Skaggs's Husbands and Other Stories | Bret Harte
A priest with whom I was acquainted in the sierra, got a saddle and a pair of stirrups made for me.
British Dictionary definitions for sierra (1 of 2)
a range of mountains with jagged peaks, esp in Spain or America
- sierran, adjective
British Dictionary definitions for Sierra (2 of 2)
communications a code word for the letter s
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Scientific definitions for sierra
A high, rugged range of mountains having an irregular outline somewhat like the teeth of a saw.
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